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Innovate UK is to offer up to £10 million in loans to SMEs for innovative late stage projects. The aim of this competition is to provide loans to help SMEs to undertake innovative projects with strong commercial potential across any sector or industry. Innovation loans will offer affordable, patient, flexible, repayable funding for later-stage research & development projects with a clear route to commercial success. The deadline for applications in this competition is noon on 27th November 2019.
Win rapid, UX prototyping for your HealthTech idea
Healthtech Digital agency Glow New Media is offering Doctorpreneurs, Innovators or anyone with a concept for improving healthcare with apps, software, screens and tech the chance to turn their concept into an early stage UX prototype.
NIHR global health policy and systems research commissioned awards
NIHR global health policy and systems research commissioned awards. The aim of the call is to support equitable partnerships between LMIC and UK researchers to generate new research knowledge and evidence to tackle priorities for health systems strengthening in ODA eligible countries in areas identified as priorities through the NIHR’s engagement and consultation exercise. Awards of up to £4m for a duration of up to 4 years are available for partnerships/consortia led by two Joint Lead Applicants (one from an LMIC and one from a UK institution) and up to three additional Co-Applicants. There are many funding opportunities with an emphasis on research. Deadline:11 December 2019
Open Competition: Rapid Impact Innovations
Proposals in this category are encouraged for projects which have a realistic prospect of achieving an impact within a 3 year time frame from the commencement of the project. In this category, there is an expectation that proposals will be funded only if there is a strong customer pull and capability need for the idea. Accordingly, additional effort will be required by suppliers to ensure there is positive user interest in the idea before submitting a proposal.
Open Competition: Emerging Innovations
In this category, DSTL are encouraging the submission of proposals across a wide range of technology areas with the aim of finding new and novel opportunities for these to be exploited across Defence and/or Security. Emerging innovations are viewed as those which will deliver a proof of concept at around Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3 or 4, which in outline means delivering a proof of concept, with component and/or sub-system validation in laboratory-style environment by the end of your proposed work.
Innovation Loans: September 2019 Competition
Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy. Deadline: 27 November 2019
Industrial Strategy Challenges Fund - Healthy Ageing Trailblazers
This is stage 1 of a 2-stage competition. A total fund of up to £1.5 million is on offer for stage 1 to conduct research and develop a business plan for a healthy ageing ‘trailblazer’. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Deadline: 27th November 2019
Demonstrate impact in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals: Phase 1
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £9.3 million to demonstrate market-creating innovations in lower income countries and emerging economies. This funding is Official Development Assistance from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). Deadline: 13 Nov 2019
Innovate UK - Healthy Ageing Investor Accelerator: Round 1.
Investors can apply to distribute grant funding from Innovate UK with private equity investment into UK businesses to deliver innovation in the healthy ageing market. Grant funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Deadline: 6 November 2019
The BHF New Fund | Hope for Hearts
The British Heart Foundation are looking to transform the way the millions of people are affected by heart disease are cared for. Their new Hope for Hearts Fund of £1 million challenges healthcare pioneers to come up with innovative ideas to transform the delivery of heart failure care and services in the UK. Heart failure is a chronic and life-shortening condition that affects hundreds of thousands of people in the UK, and represents a significant burden for the NHS. This fund seeks to address this by testing and evaluating innovative approaches to delivering better heart failure care. Find out more about the fund and to see if you’re eligible to apply. Applications close on 28th November.
Health Innovation Manchester opens £300,000 Momentum funding call for companies with innovative healthcare solutions
Businesses with innovative healthcare products or services can now apply for a share of £300,000 as the Health Innovation Manchester Momentum funding call opens. The Momentum Fund has been established to support the introduction and adoption of needs-led, evidence-based innovations into the healthcare system within Greater Manchester. This year, the fund is looking at innovations focussed on two themes: - Urgent and Emergency Care - Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, nutrition or obesity (Cardiometabolic needs) Companies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with innovations which are either market ready or close to being market ready are welcome to apply. All applications must include evidenced involvement from an NHS or Social Care Organisation within the Health Innovation Manchester footprint, which encompasses Greater Manchester and East Cheshire. Applicants may apply for funding between £25,000 and £75,000 and projects can last up to 12 months