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Evaluating medical innovations: apply for funding

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23rd April 2019

Organisations can apply for a share of £1.5 million to help evaluate medical devices in real-world clinical settings

NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Challenge Awards Call 9 Open for Entries 17 April 2019

16th April 2019

The NIHR i4i Challenge Awards Call 9 is inviting applications for the assessment of medtech innovations in healthcare settings.

Minerva Business Angels partners with Aston University and University of Birmingham Enterprise to launch new angel investor network for Birmingham

27th February 2019

Aston University and University of Birmingham Enterprise have teamed up with Minerva, one of the UK’s largest traditional angel investor networks, to expand the funding opportunities available to start-up businesses in the West Midlands by launching a network of ‘business angels with insight’ for Birmingham.

Next-generation digital healthcare: apply for funding

1st February 2019

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £5 million to develop new digital health products through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Testing new medical technologies in the NHS: apply for funding

13th December 2018

Businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million to support real-world testing of new medical devices, diagnostics and technologies in the NHS. The deadline for applications is at midday on 30 January 2019

£7.5m funding secured by business lender to support SMEs

6th December 2018

A Wolverhampton-based business lender has secured £7.5m in funding from a national programme to support small businesses in the West Midlands unable to access commercial finance.

Applications open for Antimicrobial Resistance Research Capital Funding

14th November 2018

The NIHR has launched an open competition to allocate up to £32 million of DHSC funding to provide capital investment including any associated costs for AMR research. Applications should be submitted by 6 December 2018 at 13:00.

Presentations now available for Healthcare Innovation Roadshow

19th October 2018

The Healthcare Innovation Roadshow, in collaboration with the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN), National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Medilink West Midlands, took place on Thursday 18th October 2018, at iCentrum in Birmingham.  The Healthcare Innovation Roadshow showcased the support that can be accessed by MedTech SMEs, from funding and adoption to […]

£1.1bn fund for West Midlands SMEs launched by HSBC

20th September 2018

A £1.1bn lending fund has been launched by HSBC to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the West Midlands.

Affordable healthcare in India: apply for funding

30th August 2018

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to work with partners on projects to provide affordable and accessible healthcare in India.

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