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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
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
Sheffield City Region Business Investment Funds
Grants of £25,000 upwards are available to SMEs in Sheffield City Region for capital expenditure. Applicants should demonstrate their project would be unable to go ahead without access to funding.
AD:VENTURE – Leeds City Region Business Support
ERDF AD:VENTURE provides funded support to eligible pre-start, young and new businesses in Leeds City Region including: mentoring, workshops, finance brokerage, business incubator space, one-to-one consultancy projects and peer-to-peer learning.
The British Business Bank
BBB are a government-owned business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses. Whether you’re looking for finance to start a business, grow to the next level, or stay ahead of the competition, they say that they can deliver greater volume and choice of finance.
Dunhill Medical Trust: Project Grants for development of care and support services for older people.
Dunhill Medical Trust are seeking time-limited projects which focus on the development of care and support services for older people which are innovative and/or based on evidence of best practice and which can become self-sustaining within a planned period.
British Heart Foundation: Strategic Initiatives
BHF will enter into dialogue with major research institutions to identify potential large capital needs for their cardiovascular research strategy. By so doing, BHF hope that they will be able to indicate at an early stage to what extent the BHF may be able to contribute to the overall costs of the strategy, thereby allowing the institution to lever additional funds from other sources.
Wellcome Trust Innovator Awards
Up to £500K. These awards support researchers who are transforming great ideas into healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health.
The Health Foundation have invested more than £120m over the last 15 years to help improve the quality of care for the public.
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC): Research Grants.
If you have an excellent idea for a research project, the EPSRC have their Research Grants open call. Awards ranging from £350,000 to £1 million (100 per cent full Economic Cost (fEC)) can be made to eligible institutions to enable individuals or research teams to undertake anything from a standard research project through to a large-scale survey and other infrastructure or methodological development.
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.