SMEs can apply for a share of £1.5 million to support the evaluation of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital health products.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £1.5 million
Opens: 2nd Jul 2018
Closes: 22nd Aug 2018
The Office for Life Sciences (OLS) is partnering with Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £1.5 million. This is to support developers of innovative medicines, medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital technology to evaluate their product in a real world clinical setting.
All projects must be business led.
Developers of medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital healthcare products must have gained a CE marking. However, you must not have marketed the product in the UK for more than 5 years. Your proposal must:
Your project must:
Priority will be given to products that address the priorities outlined in the ‘Next steps on the NHS 5 year forward view’, such as:
To apply for funding you must:
SMEs are encouraged to work with the NHS in England. If you want to work with healthcare systems in other parts of the UK you must provide evidence that your project is aligned with the eligibility criteria.
SMEs can work alone or in collaboration with other businesses or research organisations as unfunded partners or sub-contractors. Only the SME leading the project can claim grant.
SMEs can only submit one application to this round of the competition.
You could get funding of up to 50% of your eligible project costs.
Option 1: project costs of up to £50,000
SMEs can apply for support to develop detailed and feasible plans for the collection of relevant data in a clinical setting. This must involve discussion with appropriate stakeholders in NIHR, NICE and NHS England.
Option 2: project costs of up to £250,000
SMEs can apply for support to enable the collection and analysis of real world data that helps evaluate the impact of a product. Plans must have been developed in discussion with NICE and NHS England.
You can use the funding to access innovation and advisory support services, including consultancy. You can also use it to support costs related to the collection and analysis of clinical data beyond that required for standard clinical care.
Projects must start by 1 January 2019 and be completed by the end of December 2019.
In this competition Innovate UK are not funding projects involving: