£25m in Health, Life Science, Agritech and Bio-Medical technology
There is renewed support for the development new exciting Health, Life Science, Agricultural and Bio-Medical technologies. Over £25m in grant funding is available across two schemes, with the deadline for applications in early April. Opportunities exist in the following areas;
- Increasing agricultural productivity – advanced and precision engineering; fighting agro-chemical and antimicrobial resistance; enhancing resilience to biotic and abiotic stress; individualised livestock/aquaculture nutrition and healthcare; novel genetics and breeding.
- Improved food quality and sustainability – authenticity and traceability; enhanced nutritional value; food safety; modern methods of food manufacturing; new and smarter ingredients; protein development; smarter packaging.
- Precision medicine – paediatrics and child health; stratification in primary care and the community, including direct-to-consumer products; companion diagnostics; antimicrobial resistance; precision medicine and advanced therapies.
- Advanced therapies – preclinical testing and advanced therapies; preparation and execution of early clinical trials; developing tools and technologies that help new therapies launch in the health sector.
- Preclinical technologies – developing and validating new in silico, in vitro and in vivo medicines testing before human trials; techniques to improve success and safety in drug discovery; approaches relevant to the agrichemical, chemical and personal care industries.
- Biosciences – synthetic biology; computational systems biology; characterisation and discovery tools; bio-based and sustainable solutions.
- Biomedical – 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.
Funding and project details
Innovate UK have allocated up to £25 million to fund innovation projects. Project should focus on technical feasibility, industrial research or experimental development.
All projects must involve at least one SME and a business must lead the project.
The funding ranges from 35% up to 70% of total R&D costs (labour, overheads, materials, IP, subcontractors). Projects are expected to last from 6 months to 3 years and to range in size from total costs of £50,000 to £2 million.
The closing dates for the schemes are early April so those thinking of applying should begin to think about their applications now.
If you would like any further details on the schemes highlighted or to discuss a potential project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
About Tatton Consulting
We help innovative and growing SMEs identify, apply for and secure the funding and grants that they are eligible for. Our team has secured over £26.5 million in repayment-free, interest-free, equity-free funding to help our clients innovate and grow.
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