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Building on the enormous breadth of health related research expertise at the SETsquared partner universities (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey) and strong links to NHS Trusts and other clinical organisations, we are offering a dedicated package of support for businesses and academics to bid for the current multiple health and care related funding calls from major funders including UKRI, NIHR, Innovate UK and Horizon Europe.
In order to support you to submit the most compelling bid possible with the best chance of success, we can provide the following:
If you are considering a bid to any of the upcoming funding calls (listed below) now is the time to apply for this support to boost your chances of success.
The Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) in partnership with NHSX and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) are launching the second round of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Award with £140 million available over three years to accelerate the testing and evaluation of the most promising AI technologies.
This Award aims to support innovations at three stages of development.
Any technology that helps meet the aims of the NHS Long Term Plan will be considered including
Competition 3 application deadline is on 7 September 2021
Given the above deadline, applications are open to companies with existing projects who can benefit from additional expertise and bid support. Apply by 15 August 2021.Apply Now
The UKRI healthy ageing challenge aims to invest £98m to help businesses to create products and services to help people as they age, and deliver them at scale. The funding streams include:
Given the above deadline, applications for support must be made before 19 August 2021.Apply Now
The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme is a translational research funding scheme aimed at de-risking early-to-late stage medical devices, including high-impact patient-focussed digital health technologies for ultimate NHS use. The i4i has three funding streams: Product Development Awards (PDA), Challenge and Connect.
Please apply for support in advance of any deadline.Apply Now
Deadline for all of the above is 21 September 2021.
Given the above deadlines we welcome applications from companies with existing projects, interested to identify experts and collaborators.Apply Now
To apply, you simply need to complete the form below. If your application is successful, you will need to join our Scale-Up Programme (for a nominal charge of £150 inc VAT) which provides a broad range of support to innovative, growing SMEs to raise public and private investment.
Membership of the Scale Up programme is open to any company pending internal review of the expression of interest raised by the company and incurs a one off charge of £150 inc. VAT. Full Membership will be offered to companies who are already part of our network and wish to 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 2020/21 the Membership Fee is £1,600 inc. VAT or for any eligible company, it can be waived under the Article 3.2(4) exemption of the Subsidy Control chapter of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement ("TCA"), and which requires eligible companies to complete a Statement of Previous Aid declaration.