UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £18 million to develop innovative healthcare products, technologies, and processes.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £18 million
Opens: 7th Jun 2021
Closes: 26th Aug 2021
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £18 million to develop innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.
The aim of this early and late-stage competition is to enable businesses to create a data package that can support the further development of their products.
The project can include:
Your project must focus on the development of a product or process that is an innovative solution to a defined health or care challenge.
The aim of an early-stage award is to create a data package that is sufficient to support the testing of your product or process in a clinical setting or other relevant environment.
The late-stage award is designed to test a well-developed concept and show its effectiveness in a clinical setting or other relevant environment.
Your project must build on prior credible research on a product prototype or process. This is likely to have included a demonstration or validation in an appropriate model system.
Your project can focus on any health and care sector or discipline. Innovate UK particularly welcome applications that support innovation in the following areas:
Your project can align with one or more of the following:
This list is not intended to be exhaustive.
Innovate UK will not fund projects as part of this competition that are:
Innovate UK will not support innovation projects conducted to anything less than the highest standards of animal welfare.
To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must:
Large companies can be collaborators but will not be able to claim grant funding.
Each partner organisation must be invited into the Innovation Funding Service by the lead to collaborate on a project. Partners must enter their own project costs.
Up to £18 million has been allocated to fund innovation projects in this competition.
If your organisation’s work on the project is mostly commercial or economic, your funding request must not exceed the limits below. These limits apply even if your organisation normally acts non-economically.
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 50% 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.