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Funding competition: Innovation in health and life sciences round 2

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Funding details
Registration opens
06 Feb 2017, 00:00
Registration closes
05 Apr 2017, 12:00
12 Apr 2017, 00:00
Innovate UK

Funding competition: innovation in health and life sciences

Businesses can apply for a share of £15 million for projects that support SMEs to develop innovations in health and life sciences.


Innovate UK is investing up to £15 million in projects addressing technical or commercial challenges in health and life sciences (H&LS). The aim is to increase competitiveness for UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The H&LS sector focuses on agriculture, food and healthcare. It is supported by bioscience technology, medical research and engineering and physical sciences expertise.

Grants can be awarded to a consortium, led by a business or a Research and Technology Organisation (non-academic), working with other organisations or research groups. All consortia must involve at least one SME. We welcome projects led by an SME. An SME can apply on its own for funding up to £100,000.

There are two options to apply into this competition. These are dependent on the size and length of your project. These options are called streams. Stream 1 is for projects under 12 months and under £100,000. Stream 2 is for projects over 12 months or over £100,000.

The competition opens on 6th February 2017.

You must register before noon on 5th April 2017.

The registration link will be available once the competition opens.

You must apply before noon on 12th April 2017.

KTN have organised a series of events to publicise the second Health & Life Sciences call.

The first of these meetings will be a large briefing event in London on 9th February. This event will include presentations from the Innovate UK Competitions Team and will be recorded. There will also be an associated webinar for those who can’t make the physical meeting. The registration pages for the briefing event can be seen below:

9th February – London or join via Webcast

There will also be a series of partnering events that will provide an opportunity for potential applicants to meet with like-minded people and begin to form project consortia. These events will have a thematic focus and provide access to specific sector specialists from Innovate UK.

The Agri-Food themed meetings will be held on the 14th February in Edinburgh and on the 16th February in Birmingham. Registration pages for these meetings can be found below:

14th February – Edinburgh

16th February – Birmingham

There will also be two partnering meetings with a Health theme. Again, sector specialists from Innovate UK will be available at these. The Health focused meetings will be held on the 14th February in Leeds and on the 17th February in Cardiff. Registration pages can be seen below:

14th February – Leeds

17th February – Cardiff

Additional opportunity to attend briefing and partnering meetings for Health & Agri-Food is also available on 21st February in Cambridge.