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Biomedical catalyst 2021: early and late stage awards

Opens:
7/6/2021
Closes:
26/8/2021
Sectors:
Health & Life Sciences
All
Project Size:
£250,000 - £4 million

Summary

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is to invest up to £2.5 million in innovation projects.

The aim of this competition is to provide a package of targeted support for growth so ambitious, creative businesses can reach their potential.

This package is designed to help creative businesses to explore new revenue streams by creating new products, services or IP which respond to changing market conditions.

Your proposal must:

  • be from the creative industries or support the creative industries
  • focus on a clear opportunity and the proposed innovation to address it
  • demonstrate the impact funding and support can have to the growth plan of your business

You could get a grant of up to 100% of your eligible project costs.

 

Eligibility

Your project must:

  • have total eligible costs up to £25,000
  • end by 31 March 2022
  • last between 3 and 6 months

 To lead a project your organisation must:

  • be a UK registered micro or small business
  • have not previously received funding from Innovate UK
  • be from the creative industries or support the creative industries
  • have a demonstrable ambition for growth
  • carry out its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK

Scope

The aim of this early and late-stage competition is to enable businesses to create a data package that can support the further development of their products. 

The project can include:

  • experimental evaluation (at laboratory scale)
  • use of in vitro and in vivo models to evaluate proof of concept or safety
  • exploring potential production mechanisms
  • proyotyping
  • product development planning
  • intellectual property protection
  • demonstrating of clinical utility and effectiveness
  • demonstrating of safety and efficacy (including phase 1 and 2 clinical trials)
  • regulatory planning

Your project must focus on the development of a product or process that is an innovative solution to a defined health or care challenge.

 This competition combines the early and late-stage strands of the Biomedical Catalyst.

  •  Early-stage - The aim of an early-stage award is to create a data package that is sufficient to support the testing of your product or process in a clinical setting or other relevant environment.
  • Late-stage - The late-stage award is designed to test a well-developed concept and show its effectiveness in a clinical setting or other relevant environment.

 Your project must build on prior credible research on a product prototype or process. This is likely to have included a demonstration or validation in an appropriate model system.



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