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Association of Medical Research Charities
Over 30 years ago a small, diverse group of medical research charities form the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) to unite the sector and provide it with a leading voice. Since then their membership has grown to over 140 charities. In 2018, these charities invested £1.3 billion in medical research.
UK-Israel open collaborative R&D competition 2019
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million to develop innovative technologies targeting global markets in partnership with Israeli companies. Registration closes: Wednesday 19 February 2020 12:00pm
ISCF TFP science and technology into practice: feasibility studies
Apply for between £75,000 and £250,000 to test the feasibility of solutions that can transform food production and help the industry move towards net zero emissions by 2040. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Competition opens: Monday 18 November 2019 Competition closes: Wednesday 26 February 2020 12:00pm
i4i Product Development Awards: round 19
i4i PDA supports innovations at any stage of the translational research and development pathway, including the clinical development of laboratory-validated technologies or interventions. This funding stream is researcher-led and does not specify topics for research. Research proposals must include applicants from two organisation types: an NHS Trust, higher education institution or small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME). Deadline: 11 December 2019
SME support to evaluate innovative medical technologies: round 5
UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of £1.2 million to support the evaluation of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital health products. Competition opens: Monday 30 September 2019 Competition closes: Wednesday 11 December 2019 12:00pm
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