UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million over two rounds of this competition. The competition will fund projects focusing on developing digital and data-enabled tools as well as multi-modal approaches.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £20 million
Opens: 15th May 2023
Closes: 28th Jun 2023
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million, over two rounds of this competition, in industry-led collaborative R&D innovation projects. Up to £10 million has been allocated to this round of the competition.
The competition will fund projects aiming to develop digital and data-enabled tools as well as multi-modal approaches for more accurate diagnosis and treatment stratification.
The aim of this competition is to award innovation projects that focus on novel digital and data-enabled tools to:
Your project must demonstrate how it addresses an unmet clinical need or responds to NHS demand signalling.
Your proposal can include:
Innovate UK encourage proposals for common chronic condition areas particularly:
Your project can focus on one or more of the following:
The list is not intended to be exhaustive.
Your project must:
You must only include eligible project costs in your application.
Under current restrictions, this competition will not fund any procurement, commercial, business development or supply chain activity with any Russian and Belarusian entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes any goods or services originating from a Russian and Belarusian source.
To lead a project your organisation must:
You must be or involve at least one grant-claiming micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).
If the lead organisation is an RTO it must collaborate with at least 2 businesses (one SME, and one business of any size).
Academic institutions cannot lead.
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be one of the following UK registered:
Public sector organisations include NHS or National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) organisations. For example, an Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) or Medtech and In vitro diagnostics Co-operative (MIC) or equivalent in the devolved administrations.
Each partner organisation must be invited into the Innovation Funding Service by the lead to collaborate on a project. Once partners have accepted the invitation, they will be asked to login or to create an account in the Innovation Funding Service. They are responsible for entering their own project costs and completing their Project Impact questions in the application.
To be an eligible collaboration, the lead and at least one other organisation must apply for funding when entering their costs into the application.
Your project can include partners that do not receive any of this competition’s funding, for example non-UK businesses. Their costs will count towards the total project costs.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the UK and you must select them through your usual procurement process.
You can use subcontractors from overseas but must make the case in your application as to why you could not use suppliers from the UK.
You must provide a detailed rationale, evidence of the potential UK contractors you approached and the reasons why they were unable to work with you. We will not accept a cheaper cost as a sufficient reason to use an overseas subcontractor.
All subcontractor costs must be justified and appropriate to the total project costs.
Any one business or research and technology organisation (RTO) can lead on 1 application and can be included as a collaborator in a further 2 applications.
If a business is not leading any application, it can collaborate in up to 3 applications.
If an RTO is not leading an application, they can be a collaborator in any number of applications.
Other organisations can collaborate on any number of applications.
You can use a previously submitted application to apply for this competition.
Innovate UK are not funding projects that are:
Innovate UK cannot fund projects that are:
Up to £20 million has been allocated to fund innovation projects in these competitions. Funding will be in the form of a grant.
Up to £10 million has been allocated to this round of the competition.
The total funding available for the competition can change. The funder has the right to apply a portfolio approach.
If your organisation’s work on the project is commercial or economic, your funding request must not exceed the limits below. These limits apply even if your organisation normally acts non-economically but for the purpose of this project will be undertaking commercial or economic activity.
For industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
The research organisations undertaking non-economic activity as part of the project can share up to 30% of the total eligible project costs. If your consortium contains more than one research organisation undertaking non-economic activity, this maximum is shared between them. Of that 30% you could get funding for your eligible project costs of up to:
Book an appointment to speak to one of our advisors to discuss your eligibility to apply for this Grant Funding opportunity.