£10 million funding for innovative projects that tackle healthcare challenges

UK businesses are invited to apply to the Biomedical Catalyst for a share of up to £10 million to develop innovative products and processes to healthcare challenges across two competitions for:

  • feasibility studies to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of early-stage ideas – up to £2 million available
  • early-stage projects to create sufficient data to support later testing of products in a clinical or other relevant setting – up to £8 million available.

A growing and ageing population is creating a need for better, more efficient health services.

The fund is a partnership between Innovate UK and the Medical Research Council. It aims to support innovative ideas across the life science sector to make ideas from research and academia a reality.

Funding is available in any sector or discipline, including:

  • stratified healthcare
  • advanced therapies, such as gene and cell therapies
  • diagnostics
  • medical technologies and devices.

Projects should develop innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes. This could include projects that aim to:

  • prevent disease or manage chronic health conditions
  • detect or diagnose disease earlier
  • provide tailored treatments that change the underlying disease or offer cures.

The deadline for applications is 6th June 2018.

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