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NIHR global health policy and systems research commissioned awards
NIHR global health policy and systems research commissioned awards. The aim of the call is to support equitable partnerships between LMIC and UK researchers to generate new research knowledge and evidence to tackle priorities for health systems strengthening in ODA eligible countries in areas identified as priorities through the NIHR’s engagement and consultation exercise. Awards of up to £4m for a duration of up to 4 years are available for partnerships/consortia led by two Joint Lead Applicants (one from an LMIC and one from a UK institution) and up to three additional Co-Applicants. There are many funding opportunities with an emphasis on research. Deadline:11 December 2019
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.
Innovation Loans: September 2019 Competition
Loans for game-changing innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy. Deadline: 27 November 2019
Industrial Strategy Challenges Fund - Healthy Ageing Trailblazers
This is stage 1 of a 2-stage competition. A total fund of up to £1.5 million is on offer for stage 1 to conduct research and develop a business plan for a healthy ageing ‘trailblazer’. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Deadline: 27th November 2019
Demonstrate impact in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals: Phase 1
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £9.3 million to demonstrate market-creating innovations in lower income countries and emerging economies. This funding is Official Development Assistance from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). Deadline: 13 Nov 2019
Innovate UK - Healthy Ageing Investor Accelerator: Round 1.
Investors can apply to distribute grant funding from Innovate UK with private equity investment into UK businesses to deliver innovation in the healthy ageing market. Grant funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Deadline: 6 November 2019
Health Innovation Manchester opens £300,000 Momentum funding call for companies with innovative healthcare solutions
Businesses with innovative healthcare products or services can now apply for a share of £300,000 as the Health Innovation Manchester Momentum funding call opens. The Momentum Fund has been established to support the introduction and adoption of needs-led, evidence-based innovations into the healthcare system within Greater Manchester. This year, the fund is looking at innovations focussed on two themes: - Urgent and Emergency Care - Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, nutrition or obesity (Cardiometabolic needs) Companies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with innovations which are either market ready or close to being market ready are welcome to apply. All applications must include evidenced involvement from an NHS or Social Care Organisation within the Health Innovation Manchester footprint, which encompasses Greater Manchester and East Cheshire. Applicants may apply for funding between £25,000 and £75,000 and projects can last up to 12 months
Sheffield City Region Business Investment Funds
Grants of £25,000 upwards are available to SMEs in Sheffield City Region for capital expenditure. Applicants should demonstrate their project would be unable to go ahead without access to funding.
AD:VENTURE – Leeds City Region Business Support
ERDF AD:VENTURE provides funded support to eligible pre-start, young and new businesses in Leeds City Region including: mentoring, workshops, finance brokerage, business incubator space, one-to-one consultancy projects and peer-to-peer learning.
The British Business Bank
BBB are a government-owned business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses. Whether you’re looking for finance to start a business, grow to the next level, or stay ahead of the competition, they say that they can deliver greater volume and choice of finance.
Dunhill Medical Trust: Project Grants for development of care and support services for older people.
Dunhill Medical Trust are seeking time-limited projects which focus on the development of care and support services for older people which are innovative and/or based on evidence of best practice and which can become self-sustaining within a planned period.