Digital Health Technology Catalyst 2017 - Round 1
Innovate UK is to invest up to £8 million in projects that develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges.
The Digital Health Technology Catalyst is a new £35 million funding programme to be funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund over the next 4 years.
Feasibility projects must range in size from total project costs of £50,000 to £75,000 and you must complete your project within one year.
Industrial research and experimental development projects must range in size from total project costs of £500,000 to £1 million and you must complete your project within 3 years.
Innovate UK may consider projects outside this range but you should contact them at least 10 days before the submission deadline to discuss further.
You must start your projects by 1 February 2018.
Projects must focus on the development of digital health or digitally-enabled medical technologies. They must have the potential to achieve one or more of the following:
- improve patient outcomes
- transform healthcare delivery
- enable more efficient delivery of healthcare
You may design technologies for use in clinical or non-clinical everyday settings.
An SME must lead the project. Feasibility projects can be from an SME working alone or in collaboration.
Industrial research and experimental development projects must be collaborative and work with at least one other grant-claiming partner (NHS, other healthcare providers, other businesses, Catapults such as the Digital Catapult or other research technology organisation, research base or third sector). It is recommended that you collaborate with the NHS on any industrial research or experimental development project where appropriate.
You must show how your project will improve the competitiveness and productivity for at least one UK SME involved in the project.
Innovate UK hosted a competition briefing by webinar on Tuesday 1st August, 10:00-12:00. You watch the recording of the webinar here.
Innovate UK and KTN will be speaking about the opportunities available with the Digital Health Technology Catalyst at the following events:
Funding for Digital Health: Briefing and Brokerage Event
Tuesday 12th September, Cardiff
In addition to providing information about the Digital Health Technology Catalyst, this Life Sciences Hub Wales event will provide an opportunity for you to learn more about available funding and initiatives to support new digital health projects in Wales. Find out more and register here.
Eco 13: Digital innovations for Technology Enabled Care
Wed 13 September, Ormskirk
This Innovation Agency, Telecare Services Association and Edge Hill University event is part of a series of events to promote digital innovation in health and care, run with the ECH Alliance. The programme will include a competition briefing for the Digital Health Technology Catalyst. Find out more and register here.
31 July 2017 – Competition opens
12 September 2017 – Briefing at Funding for Digital Health: Briefing and Brokerage Event in Cardiff
13 September 2017 – Briefing at Eco 13: Digital innovations for Technology Enabled Care in Ormskirk
11 October 2017 12:00pm – Competition closes
17 November 2017 – Applicants notified
For full details of this competition please visit the Innovate UK competition page here.