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Funding competition: biomedical catalyst 2017 round 1

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million to develop innovative ideas that will help solve healthcare challenges

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Grace Arnell

The aim of this competition is to develop innovative 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

This competition has 2 awards:

  • feasibility studies award: to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of innovative scientific ideas
  • primer award: to conduct a technical evaluation of your idea through to proof of concept in a model system

Feasibility studies award

We expect total project costs of up to £200,000. Projects should last between 3 months and 1 year. Projects must start by 1 August 2017 and end by 1 August 2018.

Primer award

We expect projects to range in size from total project costs of £200,000 to £1.5 million. Projects should last up to 2 years. Projects must start by 1 August 2017 and end by 1 August 2019.

The Biomedical Catalyst supports innovative solutions to healthcare challenges. Innovate UK, the Medical Research Council and Scottish Enterprise fund Biomedical Catalyst awards.