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Digital health technology catalyst round 3: collaborative R&D

The Digital Health Technology Catalyst (DHTC) is a £35 million fund, being run over 4 years. It is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

The DHTC is a core element of the government’s plans to implement the Accelerated Access Review (AAR). It aims to address some of the challenges that the review identified around the development of digital health innovations, and to help grow the digital health sector.

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is to invest up to £8 million in industrial research and experimental development projects that develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges. We are running another competition in parallel focusing on feasibility studies.

Projects must be led by an SME and must develop new commercial digital technology solutions to address significant healthcare challenges.

Projects must be collaborative and work with at least one other grant-claiming partner (NHS, other healthcare providers, other businesses, research technology organisations, research base or third sector). We recommend that you collaborate with the NHS where appropriate.

You must show how your project will improve the competitiveness and productivity of at least one UK SME involved in the project.

More details can be found here

Open date: Monday 3 September, 2018
Deadline date: Wednesday 31 October 2018 12:00pm

Digital health technology catalyst round 3: feasibility studies

The Digital Health Technology Catalyst (DHTC) is a £35 million fund, being run over 4 years. It is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

The DHTC is a core element of the government’s plans to implement the Accelerated Access Review (AAR). It aims to address some of the challenges that the review identified around the development of digital health innovations, and to help grow the digital health sector.

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is to invest up to £1 million in feasibility studies that can potentially develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges. We are running another competition in parallel focusing on industrial research and development.

You must show how your project will improve the competitiveness and productivity of at least one UK SME involved in the project. SMEs can work alone or in collaboration.

More details can be found here

Open date: Monday 3 September, 2018
Deadline date: Wednesday 31 October 2018 12:00pm

OxLEP Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) programme, Phase 2

ISfB Phase 2 is a £5.2m investment supporting Oxfordshire’s innovative entrepreneurs and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). We do this by assisting the development and commercialisation of innovative business ideas, as well as enhancing research and innovation infrastructure in Oxfordshire.

Through our latest ISfB programme, we also aim to promote business investment in research and innovation, as well as developing links between businesses and researchers.

We deliver the ISfB programme with partners from the University of OxfordCherwell District CouncilOxford City Council and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and offer a customisable portfolio of help for eligible entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses to encourage innovation.

Our support includes:

  • ‘Go-create’ grants
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Workshops, seminars and master classes
  • Access to equipment, expertise and resources

To find out how we can support you to innovate email [email protected].

Contact: Ashley Aitken

Ashley Aitken
Project Manager, Diagnostics

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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