UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop a product or process that is an innovative solution to a health and care challenge.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £30 million
Opens: 27th Jul 2020
Closes: 7th Oct 2020
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes.
These can include, for example:
The aim of this early and late stage competition is to enable companies to create a data package that can support the subsequent testing of their products, or to carry out evaluations in a clinical setting or other relevant environment.
Testing can include:
Your project must focus on the development of a product or process that is an innovative solution to a defined health and/or care challenge.
This competition combines the early and late stage strands of the Biomedical Catalyst only.
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:
You must align your project to one of the following innovation areas:
To lead a project or work alone your organisation must:
If the lead organisation is an RTO you must collaborate with at least one SME.
Academic institutions cannot lead or work alone.
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must:
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.
Large companies will not be able to claim grant funding.
Up to £30 million has been allocated to fund innovation projects in this competition.
Your project must:
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 feasibility studies (early stage projects only) and industrial research projects (early stage or late stage projects), you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
The research organisations undertaking non-economic activities as part of the project in your consortium can share up to 50% of the total eligible project costs. If your consortium contains more than one research organisation, this maximum is shared between them.
If your project’s total eligible costs fall outside of our eligibility criteria, you must provide justification by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 working days before the competition closes. Innovate UK will decide whether to approve your request.
Innovate UK will not fund projects that they consider to be at too early a stage, for example:
Innovate UK will not fund projects that are too close to market or are already in market, such as: