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New funding opportunities for members

Welcome to our funding opportunities section. We aim to publish a regular update of funding opportunities in health innovation, which may be of interest to our members.

We endeavour to make this as relevant to you as possible so please let us know if there is anything we have missed that you feel should be included..


Funding Opportunity



EPSRC Opportunity for Information and communications technologies researchers to pursue an experience in other disciplines and user environments. See Website No closing date
Innovation Connect  

Innovation Connect helps innovators in the health service and industry to realise their ideas and embed them into clinical practice and potential opportunities in international markets.

See Website On-going

Health Technology Assessment Programme researcher-led primary research.

See Website 28 March 2018, 1pm
Kings Health Partners  

Research and Development Challenge Fund ‘Fast Track’.


See Website  Email khpresearchoffice@kcl.ac.uk at any time
NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme researcher-led evidence synthesis. See Website 28 March 2018, 1pm
Innovate UK Various funding opportunities with the goal of improving digital health. See Website


Earliest closing day –  21 March 2018


Nesta Longitude Prize –
Developing solutions to antimicrobial resistance.
See Website Every 4 months from 31 May 2016- 30 Sep 2019
EPSRC Healthcare Technologies discipline hopping call.  Enable researchers to develop new skills and build new collaborations with other disciplines and end users so they can address the key health challenges identified in the Healthcare Technologies strategy.


See Website No closing date
Dunhill Medical Trust Research project grants See Website 11 May 2018
Innovate UK Digital Health Technology Catalyst Round 2. UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million to speed up development of commercial digital health solutions. See Website 18 April 2018, 12.00pm
British Heart Foundation New Horizons Grants See Website No deadline – submit application when ready

An Impact investment fund investing in life-changing innovations that help tackle the major challenges faced by older people, communities and children in the UK.

See Website Ongoing
Creative England  

Creative England supports and invests in digital creative companies to finance business growth.

See Website Ongoing
King’s College London King’s Health Accelerator 2018 Call Open See Website Should apply as soon as possible (King’s staff Internal only)
Medical Research Council The MRC is offering a number of funding opportunities See Website Numerous



Invention for Innovation

See Website On-going
National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) Impact Investment Fund See Website On-going

Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT)

Bright Ideas Fund Teams within GSTT with ideas of commercial potential. See website On-going
UCL Enterprise  

Bright Ideas Awards

See Website On going
Innovate UK Support for SMEs to evaluate innovative medical technologies. SMEs can apply for a share of £1 million to support the evaluation of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital health products. See Website 21 March 2018, 12:00pm