UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million to speed up development of commercial digital health solutions.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Up to £700k
Opens: 15th Feb 2018
Closes: 18th Apr 2018
The aim of this competition is to address major healthcare challenges and grow the UK digital healthcare industry through the innovative use of digital technologies.
You can develop solutions for either clinical or non-clinical settings.
Projects must be innovative, collaborative and clearly demonstrate how they will address the needs of the health and care system. Collaboration with healthcare providers if beneficial to the project is recommended.
Areas of importance (a guide to the type of projects the competition is seeking to fund)
1. Improving health, and closing the health and wellbeing gap with:
2. Transforming care, and closing the care and quality gap with:
3. Controlling costs and enabling change, and closing the finance and efficiency gap through the use of technology to maintain or improve levels of care with reduced spending.
The competition is looking to fund a portfolio of projects, across a variety of technologies, markets and healthcare needs.
Specific technologies include, but are not limited to:
The types of digital health projects the competition will fund include, but are not limited to:
To be eligible for funding your consortium must:
Total project costs should be between £300k and £1m.
The competition will fund both industrial research and experimental development projects and you should make sure that you apply for the relevant type.
For industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of up to 70% if you are an SME.
For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of up to 45% if you are an SME.