AHSNs to help deliver £35 million programme to speed up development of new digital healthcare solutions

Posted on 31 July 2017 (Permalink)

AHSNs will help deliver a new £35 million Digital Health Technology Catalyst programme, to speed up development of new digital technology healthcare solutions.

The first funding round opens today (31 July), run by Innovate UK, with £8 million on offer. 

Projects must focus on the development of digital health or digitally-enabled medical technologies. They must have the potential to achieve one or more of the following:

  • improve patient outcomes
  • transform healthcare delivery
  • enable more efficient delivery of healthcare. 

You may design technologies for use in clinical or non-clinical everyday settings. Projects must start by 1 February 2018.

Industrial research and experimental development projects must be collaborative and work with at least one other grant-claiming partner (NHS, other healthcare providers, other businesses, Catapults such as the Digital Catapult or other research technology organisation, research base or third sector). It is recommended that you collaborate with the NHS on any industrial research or experimental development project where appropriate.

The competition closes on Wednesday 11 October 2017 at 12 noon. A webinar with Innovate UK to brief applicants will take place on 1 August from 10am.