Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, has up to £5 million to invest in projects through the digital health technology catalyst – a programme that aims to accelerate the development of digital health innovations.
The competition is for collaborative research and development projects that span a variety of technologies, markets and healthcare needs and demonstrate the potential for significant innovation.
Projects must either improve health and wellbeing, transform care to improve quality or control costs and enable change. The technologies used could include:
- Virtual and augmented reality
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning
- The Internet of Things
- Data analytics and security
Ideas could be for use in a clinical or non-clinical setting. This could include digital technologies to:
- Support clinical decision-making
- Improve access to healthcare, support treatment compliance or patient-led management
- Improve the patient experience from disease prevention through to diagnosis, treatment, recovery and long-term care
- Overcome privacy challenges with managing, sharing and exploiting data
- Create significant improvements in quality, speed, costs and outcomes
Eligible applicants will be UK-based small or medium-sized business (SME) working alone or in collaboration with others, including other businesses, NHS organisations, universities, research and technology organisations, public sector organisations or charities.
Total project costs can be between £300,000 and £1 million with up to 70% of the costs awarded as a grant. Projects can last up to 18 months, must start by 1st October 2019 and be completed by 1st March 2021.
Projects that have received funding can be viewed here
The deadline for applications is midday on 10th April 2019.