UK businesses can apply now for a share of up to £8 million to speed up development of new digital technology healthcare solutions.
Competition opens: Monday 31 July 2017
Competition closes: Wednesday 11 October 2017
Innovate UK is to invest up to £8 million in projects that develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges.
Feasibility projects must range in size from total project costs of £50,000 to £75,000 and you must complete your project within one year.
Industrial research and experimental development projects must range in size from total project costs of £500,000 to £1 million and you must complete your project within three years. You must start your projects by 1 February 2018.
Projects must focus on the development of digital health or digitally-enabled medical technologies. They must have the potential to achieve one or more of the following:
- Improve patient outcomes
- Transform healthcare delivery
- Enable more efficient delivery of healthcare
Applicants may design technologies for use in clinical or non-clinical everyday settings. An SME must lead the project. Feasibility projects can be from an SME working alone or in collaboration.
Industrial research and experimental development projects must be collaborative and work with at least one other grant-claiming partner (NHS, other healthcare providers, other businesses, Catapults such as the Digital Catapult or other research technology organisation, research base or third sector). Innovate UK recommends that you collaborate with the NHS on any industrial research or experimental development project where appropriate.
You must show how your project will improve the competitiveness and productivity for at least one UK SME involved in the project.
More information about the Digital Health Technology Catalyst 2017 (round one) is available here.
Applicants have the option to join a briefing webinar on Tuesday 1 August at 10.00am GMT+1. Register here.