Innovate UK and the Medical Research Council (MRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, will work with the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) to invest up to £3 million in innovation projects.
The aim of this competition is to fund business led, collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects. Projects must aim to deliver economic, knowledge and health benefit through industrial innovation and academic collaboration in the area of Digital Health for the UK and South Korea.
UK registered organisations must apply through the Innovation Funding Service (IFS) portal to Innovate UK. Successful projects will be co-funded by Innovate UK and MRC.
Your South Korean partner will not receive any funding from Innovate UK and MRC. South Korean partners must apply to and will be funded by KHIDI for the South Korean component of the project set out in this application.
In applying to this competition, you are entering into a competitive process. This competition closes at 11am UK time on the deadline stated. The project must be independently selected by both Innovate UK and KHIDI to be awarded funding.
The aim of this competition is to fund business led, collaborative, research and development (CR&D) projects. Projects must aim to deliver economic, knowledge and health benefit through industrial innovation and academic collaboration in the area of Digital Health for the UK and South Korea.
Projects must meet the stated requirements of MRC and Innovate UK as set out in this brief and that of Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) as set out in their published brief.
Your project must demonstrate:
UKRI is committed to ensuring that effective international collaboration in research and innovation takes place with integrity and within strong ethical frameworks. Trusted Research and Innovation (TRI) is a UKRI work programme designed to help protect all those working in our thriving and collaborative international sector by enabling partnerships to be as open as possible, and as secure as necessary. Our TRI Principles set out UKRI’s expectations of organisations funded by UKRI in relation to due diligence for international collaboration.
As funded projects will involve working with international partners, you are encouraged to read these principles and familiarise yourself with the resources referenced.
UKRI may request additional information regarding your plan to ensure safe international collaboration if your application is considered to be relevant to this policy.
We want to fund a variety of projects across different technologies, markets and technological maturities. We call this a portfolio approach.
Your project must focus on digital health. This may include digital tools, technologies, and solutions to improve health. These technologies include a wide range of devices, software, and platforms that leverage digital and mobile technologies.
Examples of areas of focus include:
This list is not meant to be exhaustive.
Any digital health project must align with Innovate UK, MRC and KHIDI remits.
We will fund industrial research projects as defined in the guidance on categories of research.
We will not fund projects that:
We cannot fund projects that are: