UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £12 million to develop innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes.
The aim of this competition is to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of an innovative scientific idea or carry out a technical evaluation through to proof of concept in a model system. Your project must focus on the development of a product or process that is an innovative solution to a health and care challenge
Your project can focus on:
· disease prevention and proactive management of health and chronic conditions
· earlier and better detection and diagnosis of disease, leading to better patient outcomes
· tailored treatments that either change the underlying disease or offer potential cures
Your project must:
· have total eligible costs between £50,000 and £1million
· start on 1 April 2022
· end by 31 March 2024
· last between 3 months and 24 months
· carry out all of its project work in the UK
· intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
Academic involvement is capped at 50%of the total eligible costs.
For feasibility studies and industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
· up to 70%if you are a micro or small organisation
· up to 60%if you are a medium-sized organisation
Your project can include partners that do not receive any of this competition’s funding, for example non-UK businesses. Their costs will count towards the total eligible project costs.
The aim of this competition is to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of an innovative scientific idea, or to carry out a technical evaluation through to proof of concept in a model system.
Your project can:
· review research evidence and identify possible applications
· assess business opportunities
· assess or protect intellectual property
· validate initial concepts and existing pre-clinical work through experimental studies
· initially demonstrate using in-vitro and in-vivo models, but not human clinical trials
· develop early-stage prototyping
· acquire preliminary regulatory advice
Your project must focus on the development of a product or process that is an innovative solution to a defined health or care challenge.
Your project can focus on any health and care sector or discipline. Innovate UK particularly welcomes applications that support innovation in the following areas:
· child health technologies
· innovations that support clinical trials in the UK
· biomedical innovations that combat the threat of antimicrobial resistance
The feasibility award is designed for projects that have developed an innovative concept or carried out experimental proof of concept but have not validated the technology. The aim of the feasibility award is to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of innovative ideas.
The primer award is for conducting a technical evaluation of an idea through to proof of concept in a model system.