UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million to speed up development of new digital technology healthcare solutions.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Up to £700k
Opens: 31st Jul 2017
Closes: 11th Oct 2017
Innovate UK is to invest up to £8 million in projects that develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges.
Digital health is evolving at a rapid pace and this is having a profound impact on healthcare delivery. Digital health uses data and technology to:
The aim of this competition is to speed up the development of new digital solutions to healthcare challenges and grow the industry.
The types of digital health projects we will fund include (but are not limited to):
Projects should focus on the feasibility or development of digital health or digitally-enabled medical technologies. These should have the potential to achieve one or more of the following:
You may design these technologies for use in both clinical or non-clinical everyday settings. Projects must be innovative, collaborative (unless a feasibility project), and demonstrate how they will address needs of the healthcare system.
For feasibility projects, the grant enables the exploration and evaluation of the commercial potential of an early-stage digital health concept, through (but not limited to):
For industrial research and experimental development, the grant enables the development of new and innovative digital health solutions, through (but not limited to):
Proposals must also improve business growth, productivity and/or create export opportunities for at least one UK SME involved in the project.
To lead a project you must:
Feasibility study projects can be from an SME working alone or in collaboration.
Industrial research and experimental development projects must be collaborative.
Funding and project details
Up to £8 million is available to fund projects in this competition. Projects must speed up the development of new digital technology solutions to the healthcare challenges outlined in the scope.
Industrial research and experimental development:
For technical feasibility studies and industrial research, you could get up to 70% of your eligible project costs if you are an SME.
For experimental development projects or work packages which are nearer to market, you could get up to 45% of your eligible project costs if you are an SME.