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Funding competition - Health and life sciences

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Innovate UK

13 March 2018

The government’s Innovation and Funding Service has announced a funding competition for a share of up to £19 million to develop innovations in health and life sciences or emerging and enabling technologies. The fund is open to UK-based businesses, academics, charity, public sector organisations or research and technology organisations.

Competition closes: Wednesday 28 March 2018 12:00pm

Innovate UK will invest in a share of up to £19 million in innovation projects that inspire new products, processes and services. These should address challenges in health and life sciences (H&LS). A further £12 million is available to fund Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs).

Projects must show significant innovation in one of their priority areas:

  • increasing agricultural productivity
  • improving food quality and sustainability
  • advanced therapies (cell and gene therapies)
  • precision medicine
  • medicines discovery
  • advanced biosciences

This competition has 2 strands. This is the health and life sciences strand. The other strand is emerging and enabling technolgies.

Proposals must show how projects will enable a significant change in competitiveness and productivity for at least one UK SME involved in the project. More information on Health and life sciences funding competition.

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