NewMind Sandpit #2

Venue: Manchester Conference Centre

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The EPSRC funded NewMind Network for the development of technologies to support & transform the management and treatment of mental health conditions will be holding its 2nd Sandpit event in September 2016. This event aims to bring together clinicians, researchers, patient representative groups and service users, industry partners and NHS organisations to develop ideas and proposals to submit for funding to the NewMind Plus Stage 1 Feasibility Fund. 

NewMind plans to award grants for projects that investigate underlying Engineering & Physical Science challenges for technology in the service of Mental Health.

Funding available

  • up to 12 exploratory / feasibility projects (up to £15k),
  • larger grant support (up to £45k) for up to four of these initial projects.

NewMind Sandpit #2 will take place from 1600 Thursday 22nd - 1500 Friday 23rd September 2016 at Manchester Conference Centre, M1 3BB. The evening of the 22nd will involve an introductory plenary session and allocation of discussion groups followed by dinner. Overnight accommodation is available and will be funded by the network. If you are in need of this please contact

A prerequisite of funding is that applicants must attend at least one Sandpit event prior to submitting their proposal (which must be developed as part of the workshop), and that it shows strong alignment with the priorities and outcomes contained in the network's Research Roadmap.

Details of how to apply for funding will be made available at the event, together with an outline of the support available to help you develop your proposal.

To find out more about the NewMind Network and how to join, please click here.

If you have any queries please contact