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: 16th Jan 2023
Closes: 8th Mar 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. 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).
More information on the different types of organisation can be found in our Funding rules.
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.
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.
Any one business or research and technology organisation (RTO) can lead on one 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 over the two rounds of this competition. 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:
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:
For more information on company sizes, please refer to the company accounts guidance.
If you are applying for an award funded under State aid Regulations, the definitions are set out in the European Commission Recommendation of 6 May 2003.
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.