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Health and Life Sciences Funding Round-Up

Posted on 12/10/2018

Find out about the latest funding calls which are relevant to the Health and Life Sciences sector.

To make it easier to navigate the funding landscape KTN have pulled together the latest open relevant funding calls for the health sector into one place.  Find out more details about each below, or if you wish to find out more about further funding opportunities then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Health team.

 

AgeTech Accelerator Programme Round 4

Closing date: 24.10.18

AgeTech aims to offer free support through EU funding to successful organisations working on products for older people. If you have an idea, product or service which will benefit the older generation or help our local authorities and health service tackle the challenge of an ageing population, then the AgeTech Accelerator could be for you. AgeTech aims to offer free support through EU funding to successful organisations who are developing a product or service that could help older people to be happier, healthier, or more connected.

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Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) – Call 15 & Call 16

Deadline for Proposals: 24.10.18

IMI2 – Calls 15 and 16 have a total budget of EUR 434 million. Around half of this comes from Horizon 2020, the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation, while the other half comes from EFPIA companies and IMI Associated Partners. Call 15 is a standard two-stage Call with topics ranging from Blockchain enabled healthcare to digital endpoints in neurodegenerative and immune-mediated diseases. Call 16 is a single-stage Call for proposals dedicated to Pillar C of the AMR Accelerator programme ‘Portfolio Building Networks to advance the R&D pipeline of new and innovative agents to address AMR’.

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Digital Health Technology Catalyst Round 3: Feasibility studies

Competition Closes: 31.10.18 at 12:00

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to speed up development of commercial digital health solutions. The Digital Health Technology Catalyst (DHTC) is a £35 million fund, being run over 4 years. It is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. It aims to address some of the challenges that the review identified around the development of digital health innovations, and to help grow the digital health sector.

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Digital Health Technology Catalyst Round 3: Collaborative R&D

Competition Closes: 31.10.18 at 12:00

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million to speed up development of commercial digital health solutions. The Digital Health Technology Catalyst (DHTC) is a £35 million fund, being run over 4 years. It is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. It aims to address some of the challenges that the review identified around the development of digital health innovations, and to help grow the digital health sector.

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CRACK IT Challenges 2018

Phase 1 Application Deadline: 07.11.18 at 12:00

The 2018 CRACK IT Challenges are now live. This year’s competition consists of three Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors. Funding is provided by the NC3Rs with co-funding provided by EPSRC (RaTS) and in-kind contributions are provided by the Sponsors. The challenges are ImmuLiver, RaTS and Moshers.

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Open Grant Funding Competition Round 3

Competition Closes: 14.11.18

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million in the best cutting-edge or disruptive ideas with a view to commercialisation. All proposals must be business focused, rather than pure research. Applications can come from any area of technology, science or engineering, including arts, design, media or creative industries, and be applied to any part of the economy.

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Innovation Loans: September 2018 Open Competition

Competition Closes: 21.11.18 at 12:00

Innovate UK is to offer up to £10 million in loans to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Loans are for highly innovative late stage projects with the best game changing and/or disruptive ideas or concepts. There should be a clear route to commercialisation and economic impact.

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Digital Innovation Hub Sprint Exemplar Innovation Projects

Competition Closes: 07.12.18 at 09:00

Health Data Research UK is leading the delivery of the Digital Innovation Hub Programme – a UK-wide initiative to enable the safe and responsible use of health-related data at scale for research and innovation. Between three to five Digital Innovation Hubs will be created in regions across the UK to connect health-related data for research and innovation, within a single interoperable, trusted and secure governance framework. 6 – 8 successful projects  will receive between £100,000-£400,000 funding and will be approximately six to 10 months in duration. A total of £3m has been made available.

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Healthcare Technologies: Call for Investigator-led Research Projects

The EPSRC Healthcare Technologies theme has prioritised funding to support novel investigator-led projects. They would particularly like to encourage research projects which address the priorities of “Transform community health and care” and “Improve prevention and public health”.

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Creative England Investments

Creative England is supporting SMEs by providing competitive loans to digital businesses in order to make their growth plans a reality. The investments on offer are intended to fuel this fast-growing sector by financing business expansion and new products, leading to the creation of new high-quality jobs and Intellectual Property (IP). Loans from £50,000 – £250,000 are available with repayment terms ranging from 3-36 months. Interest rates range from 5% – 10%, depending on the risk profile of the applicant. This includes companies from within the digital healthcare sector.

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Horizon 2020 Calls

Horizon 2020 is the EU’s €77 billion research and innovation funding scheme running from 2014 to 2020. The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a document providing an overview of the UK’s relationship with Horizon 2020. This is followed by a Q&A, which clarifies the UK’s eligibility to participate in Horizon 2020. Calls of particular relevance to Health include:

Fast Track to Innovation – Accelerating the market uptake of ground-breaking innovations by providing funding in an open, accessible scheme that nurtures ideas. Various deadlines until 2020.

• New and Innovative Agents to address Antimicrobial Resistance – There is a limited pipeline of treatments and preventions for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) infections. Horizon 2020 has put out seven calls for proposals. These calls aim to encourage collaborations between European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) companies, SMEs and/or academics. Working together, they will advance the research and development pipeline of new and innovative agents to address Antimicrobial Resistance. Deadline: 24.10.18 at 1700.

• Widespread – Includes the following topics: Teaming Phase 2, Support to JPI Urban Europe, Twinning. €245.5m available. Deadline: 15.11.18

• Inducement Prize – Tactile Displays for the Visually Impaired – The aim of this prize is to address this significant gap in the ICT market with a tactile graphical display that makes visually impaired people benefit from digital technologies. Deadline: 27.11.18.

• Horizon Prize for Social Innovation in Europe – The aim of the prize is to improve the mobility of older people by providing innovative mobility solutions. Deadline: 28.02.19.

Horizon Prize for Low Carbon Energy Inducement – This inducement prize will reward a hospital that has an innovative and within its premises perfectly integrated combined heat and power (CHP) installation. €1m prize. Deadline: 03.04.19

SmartEEs (SMART Emerging Electronics Servicing DIH) – SmartEEs is looking for innovative companies (start-ups, SMEs or a mid-cap businesses) that are interested in integrating flexible electronics technologies to diversify their activity and develop new products or services. Share of up to €165k available. Deadline: 20.09.19.