Here is our round-up of the latest funding competitions, events and other opportunities, which are currently open to innovators in the Health & Life Sciences sector.

SBRI Healthcare: cancer screening and diagnosis

Application deadline: midday 6 September 2017

Funded by NHS England, the aim of SBRI Healthcare is to develop innovative products and services that address unmet health needs. Successful companies can each receive up to £100,000 phase 1 feasibility funding for product development.

The next funding round focuses on finding innovative solutions with the ability to transform screening, accelerate diagnosis and better manage cancer. Find out more and download the full briefing document here.

NHS Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP)

Application deadline: midday 8 September 2017

As part of its commitment to the Five Year Forward View, NHS England has developed the Innovation and Technology Payment (ITP) 2018/19. The aim of the ITP is to help deliver on creating the conditions and cultural change necessary for proven innovations to be adopted faster and more systematically through the NHS, and to deliver examples into practice for demonstrable patient and population benefit.

Successful innovation or technology themes will be identified through a competitive process and NHS England will then identify ways of supporting adoption of these across the NHS, for example through introducing a reimbursement for usage or centrally procuring items.

Further information including the application guidelines and resources can be found on the NHS England ITP website.

Digital Art of the Possible: call for exhibitors

Booking deadline: 10 September 2017

The digital revolution in health and social care is fully upon us, bringing with it an exciting array of opportunities in digital innovation. Join us at our next Digital Art of the Possible event in Bristol on 4 October, where we’ll be helping our Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP) and Local Digital Roadmap (LDR) colleagues explore:

  • How to identify the right innovations and technologies to improve delivery of care in their regions and to address their priority challenges
  • The easiest and fastest way to evaluate and demonstrate effectiveness of digital tools and services
  • How to ensure these technologies are easy, safe and secure to use, while offering the savings and efficiency gains which are so desperately needed.

If you are a healthcare innovator, don’t miss this exciting chance to showcase your innovative solutions at the Digital Art of the Possible. Find out more about our exhibition packages here.

NIHR i4i Connect: funding to accelerate medical technology development

Application deadline: 1pm, 13 September 2017

The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme has launched a new funding stream – i4i Connect – aimed at SMEs in need of a funding boost to reach their next stage in the development pathway.

Offering up to £150,000 over a 6-12 month period, i4i Connect will help SMEs get to the point of eligibility for a full i4i award or, down the line, follow on-funding. This will enable accelerated development of promising medical technologies, in line with recommendations from the Government’s Accelerated Access Review. Find out more here.

Digital health technology catalyst 2017 (round 1)

Application deadline: midday 11 October 2017

Innovate UK is to invest up to £8 million in projects that develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges. Projects must focus on the development of digital health or digitally-enabled medical technologies. They must have the potential to achieve one or more of the following:

  • improve patient outcomes
  • transform healthcare delivery
  • enable more efficient delivery of healthcare.

Feasibility projects must range in size from total project costs of £50,000 to £75,000 and you must complete your project within one year. Full details here.

Posted on September 4, 2017

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