Digital tech to tackle healthcare challenges: apply for funding

1 Oct 2018 05:14 PM

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £9 million to develop more effective and efficient treatments through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

There is up to £9 million for businesses with ideas to develop novel digital technology solutions for healthcare challenges.

Funding is provided by UK Research and Innovation and delivered by Innovate UK.

Find out more about the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Accelerating the development of digital innovations

Advancing new and novel digital technologies could significantly improve outcomes for patients, and provide cost benefits for healthcare providers.

The digital health technology catalyst aims to accelerate the development of digital health innovations and grow the sector.

Health-tech firm FundamentalVR has previously received funding through the catalyst. The company is leading a project to develop a VR surgical training platform for students to practice and gain confidence before operating on people.

This competition is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to deliver leading-edge healthcare in the UK. This £181 million fund will transform how we develop and manufacture medicines and other healthcare products, such as digital technologies, to get the right drugs and treatments to patients when they need them.

Read more about digital health and medicines manufacturing projects that have recently received funding.

Improving on the current system

We are looking for projects that span a variety of technologies, markets and healthcare needs and improve on the current health and care system.

There are 2 competitions that businesses can apply into, depending on the stage of their project:

Technologies you could look at include:

Your idea could be for use in a clinical or non-clinical setting. This could include digital technologies to:

Feasibility studies competition information

Find out more about this competition and apply.

Collaborative research and development competition information

Find out more about the collaborative research and development competition and apply.

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