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The Health Foundation
HF's aim is a healthier population, supported by high quality health care that can be equitably accessed. HF learns what works to make people’s lives healthier and improve the health care system. From giving grants to those working at the front line to carrying out research and policy analysis, they shine a light on how to make successful change happen.
Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022: Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society - Cluster 2
Horizon Europe has a wide variety of open calls for culture, creativity and inclusive society, with closing dates in September 2021 or April 2022. Horizon Europe has a wide variety of open calls for culture, creativity and inclusive society, with closing dates in September 2021 or April 2022. Some of these also include AI, big data, digital tech, materials and health.
MedTech Navigator Innovation Grants
The MedTech NAVIGATOR Innovation Grants are designed to facilitate such bespoke interactions between SMEs and eligible Knowledge Providers, such as an NHS Trust, or a University, during the product development process. Each Innovation Grant (up to £7,500) is worth 50% of the total project costs up to a maximum of £15,000. Your business must pay the remaining 50% and any project costs over and above the £15,000 cap.
Healthcare technologies investigator-led grant
Your application should be in line with the grand challenges of our healthcare technologies theme, e.g., developing future therapies with technologies that enhance efficacy, minimise costs and reduce risks to patients; frontiers of physical intervention, restoring physical function and optimising surgery and other physical interventions with high precision and minimal invasiveness; optimising treatment through effective diagnosis, patient-specific prediction and evidence-based intervention; or transforming community health and care by using real-time information to support patients managing their own health and wellbeing and to allow healthcare professionals to make timely interventions.
Wellcome Discovery Awards
This scheme provides funding for established researchers and teams/co-applicants (which can include commercial businesses) from any discipline who want to pursue bold and creative research ideas to deliver significant shifts in understanding that could improve human life, health and wellbeing.
Invention for Innovation - Dementia Call
Applications invited for a dementia-specific funding call aimed at the research and development of digital approaches for the early detection, diagnosis and stratification of individuals with dementia.
£150,000 available for innovative healthcare projects as Health Innovation Manchester launches new round of Momentum Funding
Companies can apply for a share of £150,000 as Health Innovation Manchester’s Momentum Fund opens for innovations which can benefit Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire’s healthcare system. The call focuses on a search for solutions to address the demand for imaging services, tracking and transporting for diagnostic and sample management services, and looking for innovative ways to utilise transferable skills across the NHS workforce. Companies can apply for up to £50,000 of funding. The deadline for applications is Monday 10 January 2021.
Wearable Health Tech from Defence and Security Science Accelerator
The Defence and Security Science Accelerator (DASA) has released a funding call for wearable health technology. They are seeking products that show how data gathered from wearable technology can enhance the health and wellbeing of soldiers. DASA Wareable Health Tech Funding • £200k over 12 months is available for early-stage projects. (100% FEC funded). • Looking for minimally invasive measures such as hydration, stress, cardiac, experimentation of multiple measures, environmental factors including, physical, psychological and environmental stressors, infection and chronic stress. • Deadline 05th January 2022. Application here.
Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022: Health Cluster 1
Horizon Europe has a wide variety of open calls for healthcare, with closing dates in September 2021, April 2022 and September 2022. These include tackling diseases and reducing disease burden, staying healthy, health industry, health care, new technologies and digital solutions for a healthy society, and health-promoting environment.
New Future Fund
This UK-wide programme will deliver £375m of government funding via British Patient Capital, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank. Due to high research and development costs, breakthrough technology companies typically require more capital than other companies, to fuel the later stages of their growth. Because of their ability to grow rapidly and have a significant economic impact, the growth of these innovative companies is critical to the UK’s future prosperity and economic recovery.
HSBC Loan Fund
HSBC UK has announced a £14 billion lending fund to support the UK’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Fund includes a ring-fenced £1 billion to help UK companies grow their business overseas, as well as a broader package of support. The initiative is available to UK businesses with a turnover of up to £350 million. Applicants do not need to be an HSBC customer to apply.
Creative England Investments
Creative England is supporting SMEs by providing competitive loans to digital businesses in order to make their growth plans a reality. The investments on offer are intended to fuel this fast-growing sector by financing business expansion and new products, leading to the creation of new high-quality jobs and Intellectual Property (IP). Loans from £50,000 – £250,000 are available with repayment terms ranging from 3-36 months. Interest rates range from 5% – 10%, depending on the risk profile of the applicant. This includes companies from within the digital healthcare sector.