Small or medium-sized UK companies can apply for a share of up to £4 million to work alone or with others on solving healthcare challenges in a model system.
Programme: Biomedical Catalyst
Award: Up to £1.5m
Opens: 27th Nov 2017
Closes: 7th Feb 2018
This is a competition for a primer award in the Biomedical Catalyst.
The aim of the Biomedical Catalyst is to support the development of innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes. These can include:
The Biomedical Catalyst has 4 types of funding award. These are: feasibility, primer, early stage and late stage. They are designed to help SMEs developing a product or process to provide an innovative solution to a health and care challenge. The scheme supports progression from initial concept through to late stage development
The aim of this award is to conduct a technical evaluation of your idea through to proof of concept in a model system, and can include:
Applications from any sector or discipline are welcome, including:
If you choose the innovation area ‘Diagnostics, medical technology and devices’, you must indicate within the scope whether your project falls within ‘Diagnostics’ or ‘Medical technology and devices’.
To lead a project you must:
Your project can focus on feasibility studies or industrial research. This will depend on the challenge.
Projects can range in size from £200k to £1.5m(total project costs).
Projects should last 12 to 24 months.
You could get up to 70% of your eligible project costs if you are an SME.