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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.

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.

UK SME readiness for the EU Medical Device Regulation

30th July 2019

Opportunity for UK SMEs to provide input and feedback to help inform government on impending MDR implementation

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

The Future Leaders Fellowship can help fund your most talented innovators

4th April 2019

Through the Future Leaders Fellowship scheme your business could:

Call for funding to develop stoma products inspired by body art, tattoos and lingerie

9th January 2019

Stephanie Monty, an entrepreneur from the University of Birmingham’s BizzInn business incubator, has been awarded £310k by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency. Inspired by seeing close family members suffering from the devastating effects of Crohn’s Disease, she set up her company, Ostique, to develop a new range of stylish stoma products that are beautiful as well as functional. The company is now looking for match-funding.

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

Funding competition: SME support to evaluate innovative medical technologies: round 3

6th December 2018

The Office for Life Sciences (OLS) will work with Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £1.5 million in innovation projects.

Birmingham to lead ground-breaking research into patient experience of cell therapies

5th December 2018

Birmingham health researchers, with industry partners including health technology companies Dignio and Datatrial, have been awarded £1.1 million by UK Research & Innovation (UKRI)’s Innovate UK, to investigate patients’ experience of cell and gene therapies.

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 […]

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