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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.

Funding for SMEs: Invention for Innovation (i4i) Connect – Call 2

28th August 2018

i4i Connect is aimed at small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in need of a funding boost to reach the next stage in the development pathway. The submission deadline is: 1pm, Tuesday, 11 September 2018.

Funding: SME support to evaluate innovative medical technologies: round 2

24th July 2018

Evaluating new medical technologies: apply for business funding – call now open. The Office for Life Sciences has up to £1.5 million to invest in business projects that evaluate innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital technology in real-world NHS settings.

Funding: Latest SBRI Healthcare competition now open – briefing event

17th July 2018

Details of their next funding round which focuses on innovative solutions in the following areas have now been released: Improving Outcomes in Musculoskeletal Disorders; Dentistry & Oral Health. Briefing Event – 19th July 2018.

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