Businesses can apply for a share of £15 million for projects that support SMEs to develop innovations in health and life sciences
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Up to £1,400,000
Opens: 9th Feb 2017
Closes: 12th Apr 2017
The aim of this competition is to stimulate innovation in health and life sciences (H&LS). Projects must align with at least one of the following Innovate UK priority areas to:
Proposals must indicate how projects will enable a step change in competitiveness and productivity for at least one UK SME involved in the project.
Specific competition themes
Applications must address at least 1 of the following 6 themes. The sub-themes are the types of projects which would be supported, more information can be found on these via the link below:
To lead a project, you must:
Non-academic RTOs may lead a project providing:
If project costs are less than £100,000, an SME can work on the project alone or with partners.
If total project costs are £100,000 or more, the project must include at least 2 grant-claiming partners working together.
Funding and project details
Your project may focus on technical feasibility, industrial research or experimental development.
Total project costs of £50,000 to £100,000 for up to 12 months:
If you are an SME and expect your total eligible project costs to be up to £100,000, you may run the project on your own. You may also work with other businesses or research organisations.
Total project costs of £100,000 to £2 million and/or more than 12 months:
If you expect your total eligible project costs to be more than £100,000 and/or your project duration is longer than 12 months, you must work with other organisations. At least one of these must be an SME. We particularly welcome projects that are led by an SME.
For technical feasibility studies and industrial research, you could get:
For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get:
Projects are expected to last from 6 months to 3 years and range in size from total project costs of £50,000 to £2 million.