Innovation in health and life sciences Funding competition (round 2)
This is a competition that provides an opportunity for United Kingdom based businesses working on projects that support SMEs to develop innovations in health and life sciences (H&LS).
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 aim is to increase competitiveness for UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
5 Apr 2017
Innovate UK is investing up to £15,000,000 (fiffteen million pounds) in projects addressing technical or commercial challenges in health and life sciences.
Total project costs are expected to be between £50,000 (fifty thousand pounds) and £2,000,000 (two million pounds).
An SME can apply on its own for funding up to £100,000 (one hundred thousand pounds).
OTHER KEY DATES
Competition opens: Monday 6 February 2017
Briefing event for applicants:Thursday 9 February 2017
Registration deadline:Midday Wednesday 5 April 2017
Application deadline:Midday on Wednesday 12 April 2017
Decision to applicants:By end of June 2017
Projects are expected to last between 6 months and 3 years
Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).