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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 […]

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.

Women in Innovation Awards 2018 funding competition opens next week!

26th July 2018

As part of its latest competition, Innovate UK is looking for women who are rising stars in business innovation.  Applicants for the Women in Innovation Awards 2018 must have exciting, innovative and ambitions plans that can make a significant contribution to one of the Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges.

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 competition – Precision medicine technologies: shaping the future

1st June 2018

UK businesses and research technology organisations can apply for a share of up to £5 million to develop precision medicine technologies.

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