The Digital Health & Care Institute is collaborating with a number of stakeholders in response to COVID-19.
If you have a digital product, service or innovation that may be of use in the response to COVID-19 please contact Scottish Government.
Learn more about the funding available during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Closing Date: 06 April – decision made: 27 April with funding released very quickly afterwards
Value: £10m funding available
Summary: LifeArc has made available an initial £10M for the identification of therapeutics that can be rapidly deployed to treat COVID-19. The aim is to run trials in patients during the current epidemic. It is anticipated that applications will be for funding to repurpose one or more drugs that are generic, already licensed, or are in late stage development for another indication.
Closing date: 31 March 2020
Closing date: 31 March 2020
NHSX is calling on all innovators who can support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during COVID-19 to apply for government funding of up to £25,000 to test their solution.
UK Government is requesting that any company that believes that they can support ventilator production to contact on 0300 456 3565 or email us.
Will not be runnina as a traditional funding call, email the address below for further information on applying.
Gates Foundation, Wellcome and Master Card Impact Fund
Will co-ordinate research efforts and remove barriers to drug development in relation to COVID-19, working closely with WHO, and governments, private sector and global regulatory and policy setting institutes.
Closing Date: December 2020
The awards will provide travel and subsistence funding to appropriately qualified public health professionals, clinicians and academics who wish to offer science and technical advice to support the immediate response to COVID-19 in low and middle-income countries.
The awards are open to applicants who have a substantive position at a UK higher education institution or research organisation.
Closing Date: Wednesday 8 April 2020
The Scottish Government is making funding available for research aimed at tackling the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland.
The Chief Scientist Office (CSO) will manage this resource to fund studies that allow fundamental science being conducted in Scottish Academic Institutions to be applied to issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The research will draw on the very best science and methodologies in Scotland to address specific issues, with the expectation that studies can start immediately on award of funding and will be completed within 3 – 6 months. CSO can work with successful applicants to help expedite the necessary research governance reviews and to approve fast track ethical opinion to ensure rapid study start-up. Studies will address specific hypotheses through a range of research approaches, including experimental medicine, data science or social science. The outputs from this research will provide timely evidence to inform clinical practice and policy, relevant to the current pandemic.
Where support of the NHS for use of resources is required then evidence of the support of the local nodal Health Board, or special Boards (as appropriate) must be provided.
Headstart provides companies that are chosen for the programme up to €50,000 to support the development of innovative healthcare products and services.
This year, Headstart is supplemented by a special programme focused on COVID-19 solutions.
We are inviting proposals for projects of up to 18 months to address the health, social, economic and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.
UKRI will support excellent proposals which meet at least one of the following:
There is no closing date – proposals can be submitted at any time.
We are interested in solutions, which tackle the new or emerging societal or industry needs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, including but not exclusively:
We are also interested in projects which are both in scope and aligned to the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) challenges.
We are looking to fund a portfolio of projects, across a variety of technologies, markets and applications.
Never has there been a more urgent time to accelerate new ideas and innovations. Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to an unprecedented change in the NHS, and a new fund from Scottish Health Innovations Ltd (SHIL) will harness the knowledge and expertise of health and social care professionals across Scotland to develop innovative solutions in response to the crisis.
The package of support for NHS Scotland staff includes up to £25k of initial seed funding, combined with regulatory support, project management and the extensive innovation expertise of SHIL, who have worked in partnership with NHS Scotland since 2002.
Elrha is launching an urgent funding call for research proposals to support the COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings.
The call aims to fund public health research that will produce robust findings that will contribute to the effectiveness of the current humanitarian response and increase the evidence base for future responses to similar infectious disease outbreaks.
Use this service to tell us how your business might be able to help with the response to coronavirus. The support needed includes things like:
Please email us any offers of support from business/industry.
Scottish Government – Volunteering throughout COVID-19 - Ready Scotland - https://www.readyscotland.org/coronavirus/volunteering/
You can only volunteer to carry out tasks which involve leaving your home, if you are not required to be isolating and are not in any risk categories. Please check the latest advice at NHS Inform.
To sign up, please follow the relevant links below:
A Slack platform which is being used to set up lists of firms which we will be pushed by Department of Trade and Industry on to Government (DHSC, Cabinet Office, NHSE, NHSx), It's completely open and anyone with an offer or a need are invited.
If you are able to help support NHS Wales with these priority areas or if have another innovative solution you would like to pitch, please contact us and they will get back to you.
The Open and Innovative Government Division (OIG), in which the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation sits, is issuing a call-out to all levels of government, civil society, international organisations and the private sector to gather innovative, digital and open government solutions and inspiration on how individuals and organisations across the globe are responding to the crisis.
DECOVID is an emerging collaboration between The Alan Turing Institute, HDR UK and founding Trusts and academic partners. This partnership draws on and shares technical support by making use of PIONEER, the HDR UK Health data research Hub, and we now wish to draw upon the broad network of researchers within the Turing community, to seed clinical and operational teams to support Trusts.