Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation is to invest up to £25million in projects to support UK registered businesses to develop innovative solutions to address significant health or healthcare challenges.
Your project can focus on:
This list is not intended to be exhaustive.
The Industry led research and development (R&D) stream of the Biomedical Catalyst programme supports pre-market R&D projects. Applicants must be able to demonstrate existing evidence of commercial and technical feasibility.
Applications must show how they will improve the competitiveness and productivity of at least one UK SME involved in the project.
Your project must:
You must only include eligible project costs in your application. If you have requested an overall grant of over £500,000, and your online application is successful at Stage 1, you may be invited to attend an interview.
Under current restrictions, this competition will not fund any procurement, commercial, business development or supply chain activity with any Russian and Belarussian entity as lead, partner or subcontractor. This includes any goods or services originating from a Russian source.
To lead a project or work alone your organisation must be a UK registered micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME).
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be one of the following UK registered:
Each partner organisation must be invited into the Innovation Funding Service by the lead to collaborate on a project. Once accepted, partners will be asked to login or to create an account and enter their own project costs into the Innovation Funding Service.
For collaborations, the lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding by entering their costs during the application.
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 project costs.
Subcontractors are allowed in this competition.
The aim of this industry-led R&D competition is to support the development of innovative solutions to health and healthcare challenges.
We will only support innovation projects conducted to the highest standards of animal welfare.
Further information is available at the UKRI Good Research Hub and NC3R’s animal welfare guidance .
Your project can include:
We want to fund a variety of projects across different technologies, markets, technological maturities and research categories. We call this a portfolio approach.
Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) considerations are highly encouraged where appropriate in the proposal. Applications will continue to be assessed on their innovation merit, where innovation is defined as the potential for commercially successful exploitation of ideas.
Your project can focus on any health or healthcare sector or discipline.
The Biomedical Catalyst now incorporates the Digital Health Technology Catalyst and will support digital health projects.
Your project can align with one or more of the following Innovation areas: