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Did you miss the Health & Life Sciences Competition Briefing? Recording of webcast available now

By Caroline Channing

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.

The full recording to the webcast from the recent Competition Briefing event can be found here.


Competition scope

The aim of this competition is to stimulate innovation in Health and Life Sciences (H&LS). Projects must cover at least one of the following Innovate UK priority areas:
  • 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.


Key Dates

  • Registration deadline: Noon on 9 November 2016

  • Application deadline: Noon on 16 November 2016


Further information

You can find full details including the Competition Brief and Competition Guidance documents on the Innovate UK competition page.

The full recording to the webcast from the recent Competition Briefing event can be found here.

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