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DASA: Biosensing across wide areas. Deadline: 1 June 2020
DASA is looking for solutions to detect and locate deposited hazardous biological agents rapidly in the field. Proposals will need to deliver a higher level of maturity than achieved in Phase 1. We expect the starting Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of the innovation to be TRL 3. By the end of the project, we expect the innovation to be sufficiently developed to achieve approximately TRL 4 – 5. £700k is available to fund Phase 2
Invention for Innovation - Challenge Awards Call 10
The RWI Challenge Award will fund investigations of medtech innovations in healthcare settings. The aim is to shorten the evidence gap between the safety/efficacy typical of a newly or nearly CE marked technology and what is required for decisions by commissioners and regulators. At the same time, this will de-risk the product for follow-on investment. The deadline for this call is on 5 June 2020
Invention for Innovation - Product Development Awards Call 20
The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme invites proposals to Call 20 of its researcher-led Product Development Awards (PDA). PDAs fund the development of disruptive early stage medical technologies that address existing or emerging healthcare needs. They support translational projects developing medical devices, active implantable devices and in vitro diagnostic devices.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome and Mastercard launch initiative to speed development of and access to therapies for COVID-19
COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator will coordinate R&D efforts and remove barriers to drug development and scale-up to address the epidemic. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard has committed up to $125 million in seed funding to speed-up the response to the COVID-19 epidemic by identifying, assessing, developing, and scaling-up treatments.
COVID-19 Rapid Response Rolling Call
Building on the initial calls of their Initiative, DHSC, through the NIHR, and UKRI are jointly launching a rolling call for proposals for rapid research into COVID-19. As this is a rolling call there is currently no fixed end date to the call, we are open to applications and will aim to review complete proposals within 4 weeks of submission. For UK-led academic, SME and wider industry research that will address a wide range of COVID-19 knowledge gaps/needs, and which will lead to a benefit in UK, potentially international, public health within 12 months
Travel and subsistence funding to support LMIC engagement during the COVID-19 outbreak
The awards will provide travel and subsistence funding to appropriately qualified public health professionals, clinicians and academics who wish to offer science and technical advice to support the immediate response to COVID-19 in low and middle-income countries.
UKRI open call for research and innovation ideas to address COVID-19
UKRI will support excellent proposals of up to 18 months duration which meet at least one of the following: * New research or innovation with a clear impact pathway that has the potential (within the period of the award) to deliver a significant contribution to the understanding of, and response to, the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. * Supports the manufacture and/or wide scale adoption of an intervention with significant potential * Gathers critical data and resources quickly for future research use
COVID-19: Call for rapid sanitising technology for ambulances
The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for rapid sanitising technology to speed up the time it takes to clean ambulances to help in the national effort against Coronavirus and save lives. DASA has launched a new Innovation Focus Area as part of its Open Call for Innovation seeking industry’s help to identify rapid sanitising technology solutions that can be demonstrated in a live trial on an ambulance. Solutions must be suitable for rapid deployment to clean public sector vehicles following the transport of patients with the COVID-19 virus. Ideally solutions will have wider applicability than just ambulances, which might include, buses, trains, and other blue light services or even in hospital wards/rooms.
Business-led innovation in response to global disruption (de minimis)
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £20 million to respond to new and urgent needs in UK and global communities during and following the Covid-19 pandemic. Competition opens: Friday 3 April 2020 Competition closes: Friday 17 April 2020 12:00pm Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £20 million in innovation projects. The aim of this competition is to support UK businesses to focus on emerging or increasing needs of society and industries during and following the Covid-19 pandemic. By fast-tracking innovation, the UK will be better placed to maintain employment levels, a competitive position in global markets and make the UK more resilient to similar disruption.
Asthma UK Programme Development Grant 2020
Commissioned call on the use of data from smart inhalers for asthma management in adults. This award will enable the preparatory work for a larger Programme Grant application.
Coast to Capital Growth Grant Programme 2019-2020
The Coast to Capital Growth Grant Programme is now open for SME businesses who have been operating in the West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, East Surrey, Croydon, and Lewes District for at least one year. The grant is designed to stimulate capital investment to help businesses introduce innovation and improve productivity. A total of £3.5m of funding is available to fund capital grant projects of between £40k and £170k. Businesses can apply for up to 40% grant funding towards the cost of equipment/software and other capital items to make them more competitive. Minimum project size is £100,000, meaning the applicant will need to bring 60% (£60,000) in match funding.