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Diagnostic technology company secures £800k for point of care diagnostics platform

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25th February 2021

Former Medilink member, Birmingham-based Linear Diagnostics Ltd has secured £800,000 from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) and other investors in the company’s second round of funding, which will enable the company to commence the development of the hardware platform for its tests. The finance will facilitate the ongoing development of the company’s high-speed platform technology for point of […]

What could a £7,500 Innovation Grant do for your business?

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20th October 2020

MedTech Navigator – Innovation Grants Next Deadline for applications: 27th November 2020 – 12 Noon What could a £7,500 Innovation Grant do for your business? Having access to the right knowledge and expertise is an essential part of successfully developing and commercialising new products and services for the health and care market. Key stakeholders need to […]

Birmingham City University’s £170,000 project to boost nursing in Zambia

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9th September 2020

Medilink patron Birmingham City Univerity (BCU) has been awarded £173,000 from a new government package, funding projects across the globe to support communities hit by the coronavirus. The money awarded will be used to boost trauma and emergency nursing in Zambia.

Digital innovations tested to support the vulnerable during COVID-19

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27th April 2020

NHSX, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) announce 18 innovative digital solutions being awarded up to £25,000 under the TechForce19 challenge.

Business-led innovation in response to global disruption (de minimis) to facilitate Society or Industries need during the Covid-19 Crisis

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6th April 2020

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million in innovation projects. The aim of this competition is to support UK businesses to focus on emerging or increasing needs of society and industries during and following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Full steam ahead for £3.4 million virtual reality investment for Birmingham City University

8th January 2020

Medilink West Midlands Patron, Birmingham City University has landed £3.4 million funding to create the new technological centre which will be based at its STEAMhouse facility in Birmingham’s Digbeth district.

STEM funding pot of £400,000 opens for applications

4th December 2019

A funding pot of more than £400,000 is now open to schools, charities and not-for-profit organisations across the West Midlands as part of a major Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education initiative. The Millennium Point Charitable Trust has opened its latest Small Grants Programme for applications, with up to £20,000 available for individual applicants.

Funding opportunity: Revolutionising cancer treatment with genomics

Featured News
10th October 2019

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, has up to £5.4 million from the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) to invest in projects that seek to apply whole genome sequencing to the analysis of cancers.

£98m Healthy Ageing Challenge competition launched

Featured News
16th August 2019

UK Research and Innovation has announced the launch of the first tranche of competitions in the £98m Healthy Ageing Programme funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Funding opportunities to improve health technologies and patient care

7th August 2019

Up to £20 million is available for businesses looking to develop new diagnostic tools based on linking technologies, data and systems through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) programme.

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