£15M Health & Life Sciences Competition now open
Innovate UK is investing up to £15 million in projects addressing technical or commercial challenges in health and life sciences (H&LS), with the aim of increasing competitiveness for UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The H&LS sector focuses on agriculture, food and healthcare. It is supported by bioscience technology, medical research and engineering and physical sciences expertise.
Who can apply?
Grants can be awarded to a consortium, led by a business, working with other organisations or research groups. All consortia must involve at least one SME. Innovate UK will welcome projects led by an SME. An SME can apply on its own for funding up to £100,000.
What funding is available?
There are 2 options to apply into this competition. These are dependent on the size and length of your project. These options are called streams:
- Stream 1 is for projects under 12 months and under £100,000
- Stream 2 is for projects over 12 months or over £100,000
- increase yield, quality and sustainability in agriculture and food production
- improve precision medicine, advanced therapies, preclinical technologies
- advance biosciences in healthcare and agriculture and food production
Proposals should indicate how projects will enable a step change in competitiveness and productivity for at least one UK SME involved in the project.
Competition opens: 12 September 2016
Registration deadline: Noon on 9 November 2016
Application deadline: Noon on 16 November 2016
You can find full details including the Competition Brief and Competition Guidance documents on the Innovate UK competition page.
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