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: Share of up to £8 million
Opens: 3rd Sep 2018
Closes: 31st Oct 2018
Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is to invest up to £8 million in industrial research and experimental development projects that develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges.
You can develop solutions for either clinical or non-clinical use.
Projects must be innovative, collaborative and clearly demonstrate how they will have the potential to improve the health and care system. It is recommended to collaborate with healthcare providers if beneficial to the project.
There are 3 areas identified as areas of importance:
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, enabling change. and closing the finance and efficiency gap. This will be through the use of technology to maintain or improve levels of care with reduced spending.
Specific technologies include (but are not limited to):
The types of digital health projects they will fund include (but are not limited to):
To be eligible for funding your project must:
The lead organisation and at least one other organisation in the project must claim funding through this competition.
Industrial research and experimental development projects’ total eligible costs can be between £300,000 and £1 million.
All projects must start by 1 April 2019 and can last up to 24 months.
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:
In this competition Innovate UK will not fund projects that: