Biomedical Catalyst offers UK businesses share of up to £10 million to develop innovative healthcare ideas

Posted on 8 July 2016 (Permalink)

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

Across the world, we are facing increasing healthcare challenges, both physical and financial. There is a need to provide for a growing, ageing population with an increasing burden of disease. Healthcare costs are rising. The long-term sustainability of current models of provision is in doubt. The need to provide efficient and effective healthcare has never been more important. To meet these challenges, companies and academics must work together.

The aim of the Biomedical Catalyst competition is to test a well-developed concept and show its effectiveness in a relevant environment. These ideas should be for 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

To lead a project you must be a UK-based SME, carry out your project in the UK and work alone or in collaboration with others (businesses, research base and third sector). If you are a university or research and technology organisation, find out more about academic-led applications.