Innovate UK is investing up to £15 million in projects addressing technical or commercial challenges in health and life sciences (H&LS).
The H&LS sector focuses on agriculture, food and healthcare. It is supported by bioscience technology, medical research and engineering and physical sciences expertise. The aim is to increase competitiveness for UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Grants can be awarded to projects led by a UK-based business of any size. In certain circumstances a research and technology organisation (RTO) may also be eligible to lead. (See section 5 of the briefing document.)
SMEs are encouraged to lead on projects. An SME can apply on its own for funding up to £100,000. All consortia must involve at least one SME.
We expect projects to last from 6 months to 3 years and range in size from total project costs of £50,000 to £2 million.
There are 2 options for applications to this competition:
- £5 million for projects that last from 6 months to 1 year with total project costs from £50,000 to £100,000
- £10 million for projects lasting from 1 year to 3 years with total project costs between £100,000 and £2 million
- Competion opens 6 February
- Register by midday 5 April
- Apply before midday 12 April
Competion brief and more information: Click here.
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