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WORLD LEADING BUSINESS SUPPORT

INNOVATION

IN HEALTHCARE

Multiple funding & business support opportunities for SMEs
& academics in the healthcare sector

 

We provide support to companies and researchers to help you submit compelling collaborative R&D bids to major funding calls which have the best chance of success. So far, through our Scale-Up Programme we’ve supported over 80 bids, over a third of which have been successfully awarded.

Worth up to £15k, the funded support can include commissioning a professional bid writer, project management, conference attendance and travel – as needed to prepare the most compelling bid possible.  For companies, we can also help link you to the considerable research expertise of the our Scale-Up Partner Universities – Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey and provide opportunities to join consortia.

We’ve identified some key health-related Government funding calls, listed below, for which we can provide support. So if you are considering a bid to any of these funding calls now is the time to apply for this support to boost your chances of success.

Our Scale-Up Programme provides a broad range of support to innovative, growing SMEs, if you’re not looking for support to bid for R&D funding, check out our main Scale-Up landing page to find out more.

Supported funding calls

Invention for Innovation (i4i) Product Development Awards

NIHR i4i PDA funding stream is inviting new applications for funding from 14 April 2021. It supports the translational research and development of medical devices, in vitro diagnostics and high-impact patient-focused digital health technologies for ultimate NHS use. Projects are invited that have demonstrated proof-of-concept and have a clear pathway towards adoption and commercialisation.

Key eligibility criteria

  • Projects can be led by an SME, a HEI, or an NHS provider such as a Trust.
  • Projects must be collaborative between any two eligible organisations.
  • Projects may last a minimum of 24 months and a maximum of 36 months.
  • The lead organisation must be registered in England.

Applications are invited from 14 April with deadline for submissions on 9 June 2021 at 1pm.

Please apply for support to SETsquared Scale Up programme soon to explore if we can help you identify project partners and offer support with bid writing.

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i4i Challenge Award

NIHR is inviting new applications from innovators addressing the translational gap between the clinical evaluation of technologies and their adoption by funding the assessment of MedTech innovations in real-world healthcare settings. The expected output is a disruptive medical device or in vitro diagnostic test that can offer improved outcomes for NHS patients.

Key eligibility criteria

  • Projects can be led by an SME, a HEI, or an NHS provider such as a Trust.
  • Projects must be collaborative with at least one of the collaborators from an NHS Service Provider
  • Technologies must have demonstrated safety and efficacy and must have obtained or be in the process of obtaining CE marking.
  • Projects may up to 3 years, but in some cases a duration of up to 5 years will be considered.
  • The lead organisation must be registered in England.

Applications are invited from 14 April with deadline for submissions on 10 June 2021 at 1pm.

Please apply to SETsquared Scale Up programme soon to access our support.

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Application form

If you wish to apply for funding and support for the R&D opportunities shown above complete the form below to join the Scale Up Programme as an associate – which is free and without commitment. Read a guide on how to make a good application

 

Alternatively, if you are unsure which opportunity is for you still complete the form below and we will get in touch to discuss your proposal and check it’s in scope for the support programme.

Associate membership of the Scale Up programme is open to any company who meets the criteria and is free of charge. Full Membership will be offered to companies who access the CR&D proposal development support or investment raising support services. Full membership is subject to payment by the member company of a one-off fee and Membership is valid for one year. For the year 2019/20 the Membership Fee is £1,600 ex VAT. Any eligible company can waive the fee under the De Minimis State aid regulation (Commission Regulation (EU) NO 1470/2013) (DMR) providing they have not received in excess of 200,000EUR of aid within a 3 year period . This requires eligible companies to complete a Statement of Previous Aid declaration

The Scale-Up Programme is a partnership between: