Digital Health Technology Catalyst 2017: £8 million in grants available

Are you a UK based SME and have a Digital Health project that you intend to carry out in the UK?


Innovate UK is to invest up to £8 million in Digital Health projects that develop new technology solutions to healthcare challenges.

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 healthcare projects must range in size from total project costs of £500,000 to £1 million and you must complete your project within 3 years.

We may consider projects outside this range but you should contact us 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). We recommend that you collaborate with the NHS on any industrial research or experimental development project where appropriate.

You must show how your Digital HEalth project will improve the competitiveness and productivity for at least one UK SME involved in the project.

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