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Innovate UK Digital Health Technology Catalyst Funding Competition – Briefing and Collaboration Brokerage Event

Event details
Tuesday, 6 March 2018
9:00 am – 14:00 pm
For businesses developing innovative digital health products, who are seeking funding, collaborators and support.

Are you a business developing an innovative digital health product?  Are you interested in seeking funding to support its development?  Would you like to access academic and clinical collaborators, and gain support to prepare your funding application?

Innovate UK are launching their next round of Digital Health Technology Catalyst (DHTC) funding in mid-February, designed to support the development of digital innovations in healthcare.  A total of £8M is available to support collaborative research and development projects of up to 30 months in duration, with each project eligible for funding of up to £1M.

This joint event between Translate, Innovate UK, and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) will provide an opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the funding available from Innovate UK to support collaborative industry-led projects, including the DHTC, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), and other funding competitions
  • Find out about the wealth of support networks available to industry, including the KTN, EEN, Catapults, AHSNs and MICs
  • Hear from a broad range of academic and clinical experts, ranging from health economics to artificial intelligence, and child health to surgical technologies
  • Network and discuss potential collaboration opportunities with academic and clinical partners during a brokered matchmaking session
  • Hear about the support and funding available through Translate to support collaborative, industry-led projects

About Translate

Translate is a partnership of universities in the Leeds City Region with world-class expertise in the development of new medical technologies. Each project we develop in partnership draws on a range of resources, tools and perspectives led by our project delivery team.  We will connect complementary expertise from across the region and beyond to design, develop and deliver innovative medical technologies.

For companies collaborating with academics and clinicians working with one of our partner universities we can provide support with:

  • Identifying unmet clinical needs by working with clinicians and patients (PPI)
  • Market analysis of competitors and opportunity, ensuring alignment to NHS strategy
  • Developing product business cases
  • IP landscaping and early stage economic modelling
  • Identifying routes to obtaining regulatory approval
  • Preparing funding applications and project planning

Further information is available at

The Translate partner universities include the University of Bradford, University of Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett University, University of Leeds, and the University of York.


There will also be a similar event on 15th February in Liverpool: click here for details of the Digital Health Technology Catalyst Round 2 Funding competition event briefing.