Businesses in the UK can apply for a share of up to £15 million for projects that tackle health, agriculture and food challenges.
A growing, ageing and increasingly wealthy global population is placing a burden on health systems and increasing the demand for food. There are significant opportunities for UK businesses to develop new and sustainable ways of producing food as well as innovative treatments and therapies to diseases. Innovate UK is also accepting applications for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships in health and life sciences as part of this competition.
The funding competition will open on the 2nd October 2017, and the deadline for applications is at midday on the 6th December 2017.
Projects should usually be led by a business and include at least one SME. Research and technology organisations may lead projects in certain circumstances. Innovate UK expect project costs to vary between £50,000 and £2 million and Innovate UK will contribute up to 70% of the project costs.