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Health Foundation Innovating for Improvement

Our Innovating for Improvement programme aims to improve health care delivery and/or the way people manage their own health care through the redesign of processes, practices and services.

We support clinical teams to develop their innovative ideas and approaches, put them into practice and gather evidence about how their innovation improves quality.

In this round of Innovating for Improvement we are also interested in applications from projects that will apply an innovative use of data.
Projects that will be considered under this theme could:

  • Use an innovative method of data analysis with existing health care data.
  • Use a novel data source (e.g. patient generated data) or data linkage.
  • Present existing data or analysis in an innovative way to improve care.
  • Use an existing data analysis technique to inform the development and testing of an innovative intervention.

The Innovating for Improvement programme is open to applicants from across the UK.

Information call (registration required) Monday 6 March 2017
Online application deadline
Midday on Tuesday 28 March
Shortlisting interviews July 2017

Further information can be found here

Innovate Biomedical catalyst 2017 round 1, feasibility studies award

Across the world, we are facing increasing healthcare challenges, both physical and financial. There is a need to provide for a growing, ageing population that has an increasing burden of disease. Healthcare costs are rising. The long-term sustainability of current models of provision is in doubt. The need to provide efficient and effective healthcare has never been more important. To meet these challenges, companies and academics must work together.

The Biomedical Catalyst awards fund innovative solutions to healthcare challenges. The aim of the feasibility studies award is to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of innovative scientific ideas through:

  • reviewing research evidence and identifying possible applications
  • assessing business opportunities
  • investigating the intellectual property position
  • validating initial concepts or existing pre-clinical work through experimental studies
  • identifying areas for further development

These ideas should be for healthcare technologies and processes that will help provide:

  • disease prevention and proactive management of health and chronic conditions
  • earlier and better detection and diagnosis of disease, leading to better patient outcomes
  • tailored treatments that either change the underlying disease or offer potential cures

Innovate UK will support projects from any sector or discipline, including (but not limited to):

  • stratified healthcare (both therapy and diagnostic components)
  • regenerative medicine
  • diagnostics
  • digital health
  • enabling medical technologies and devices

The competition won’t fund projects that:

  • include human trials (such as clinical trials of safety or efficacy)
  • Innovate UK think are too early stage (for example: basic research; generation of pure scientific and technological knowledge; the development of research ideas, hypotheses and experimental designs without application)
  • Innovate UK think are too close to market or are already at market (for example: evaluations to inform labelling; approval of pharmaceutical/device by relevant authorities; laboratory accreditation; distribution or marketing activity; post-marketing studies; and post-marketing surveillance)
Competition opens Monday 23 January 2017
Briefing event webinar for applicants Monday 6 February 2017
Registration deadline Midday on Wednesday 22 March 2017
Application deadline Midday on Wednesday 29 March 2017

Further information can be found here

Contact: Ashley Aitken

Ashley Aitken
Wealth Creation Project Manager

Ashley has experience of sales and marketing in the life science sector. She is a graduate of the University of Warwick, and specialised in Molecular Genetics.
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