Up to £50 million is available to establish centres of excellence in digital pathology and/or medical imaging with artificial intelligence (AI).
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £50 million
Opens: 6th Jun 2018
Closes: 1st Aug 2018
As part of the Industry Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) in data to early diagnosis and precision medicine, Innovate UK will invest up to £50 million. This is to establish a network of 5 or 6 centres of excellence across the UK, in digital pathology and/or medical imaging including radiology.
The centres must use digital systems and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve diagnosis and deliver precision treatments.
As radiology and medical imaging is already digitised, bids in this area should look for significant added value from digital systems, enhanced analytics and AI.
Innovate UK are looking to fund a portfolio of centres across the UK. They will provide a framework for centres to work together. The aim is to maximise the impact of this investment, for the benefit of industry, healthcare providers, patients, researchers and the UK economy. Centres must commit to working with one another, and with the broader UK infrastructure, to address common themes such as:
They are particularly encouraging applications that:
To be eligible for funding you must be:
Programmes must be collaborative and at least 2 collaborators must apply for grant.
Innovate UK will invest up to £50 million in a network of 5 or 6 centres across the UK. The maximum grant available per application is up to £10 million. This maximum does not increase for multicentre bids.
Of the up to £50 million investment available, Innovate UK anticipate investing around £30 million in digital pathology and around £20 million in radiology/in-vivo imaging. This will not be absolute as bids may address both. This is encouraged where it makes sense to do so.
Innovate UK anticipate that most projects will be industrial research, although they will fund experimental development.
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:
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