Directory for innovators
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Wellcome Trust Innovator Awards
Up to £500K. These awards support researchers who are transforming great ideas into healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health.
The Health Foundation have invested more than £120m over the last 15 years to help improve the quality of care for the public.
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC): Research Grants.
If you have an excellent idea for a research project, the EPSRC have their Research Grants open call. Awards ranging from £350,000 to £1 million (100 per cent full Economic Cost (fEC)) can be made to eligible institutions to enable individuals or research teams to undertake anything from a standard research project through to a large-scale survey and other infrastructure or methodological development.
Open Competition: Rapid Impact Innovations
Proposals in this category are encouraged for projects which have a realistic prospect of achieving an impact within a 3 year time frame from the commencement of the project. In this category, there is an expectation that proposals will be funded only if there is a strong customer pull and capability need for the idea. Accordingly, additional effort will be required by suppliers to ensure there is positive user interest in the idea before submitting a proposal.
Open Competition: Emerging Innovations
In this category, DSTL are encouraging the submission of proposals across a wide range of technology areas with the aim of finding new and novel opportunities for these to be exploited across Defence and/or Security. Emerging innovations are viewed as those which will deliver a proof of concept at around Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 3 or 4, which in outline means delivering a proof of concept, with component and/or sub-system validation in laboratory-style environment by the end of your proposed work.
The SME Innovation Fund will provide investment and provide excellent links to the NHS, investment community and academic networks. In doing so the fund will support innovations that have the potential to deliver a high impact for society, grow the reputation of the West Midlands health services and lead the adoption of new innovations in the NHS. Successful applicants will get: • Convertible loans of £25,000 - £100,000 • Unparalleled access to future investment capital • Regular mentor workshops from industry experts including experienced life sciences entrepreneurs. • Key contacts in the NHS and healthcare sectors I you would like to discuss the SME fund in more detail please contact the WMAHSN Head of Innovation Exchange, Tammy Holmes email@example.com
Funding Opportunities for members
A useful list of funding sources currently available to Health Innovation Network members from public and private sector sources.
Innovation Grants 2019
Every year we fund at least 10 projects that either support innovative practice that could be spread and adopted across the health and social care landscape or encourage cross-boundary working in areas of research, education and improvement in healthcare services with grants of up to £10,000.
Wessex AHSN’s Funding Support Service
Helps innovators and SMEs find and apply for grants to develop their products or evaluate what they have already produced. The Small Business Research Initiative, National Institute for Health Research, Health Foundation and Innovate UK all offer grants across the nation as well as more regionally-based organisations such as Local Enterprise Partnerships or charities. Wessex AHSN’s Funding Support Service can signpost to appropriate funding streams to your product and review bid applications in advance of submission.
Health Innovation Programme
An intensive, fully-funded, four-day personal development course, our Health Innovation Programme has been running since 2015, delivering high quality coaching, mentoring and personal development support.
Health Tech Accelerator Programme
The Health Technology Accelerator Programme (HTAP) is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support small to medium businesses in the West of England region develop new products or services for the health and life science sector.