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Biomedical catalyst 2017 round 3: feasibility studies

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Funding details
Registration opens
31 Jul 2017, 00:00
11 Oct 2017, 12:00
£2 million
The Biomedical Catalyst is a partnership between Innovate UK and the Medical Research Council (MRC)
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0300 321 4357

Micro, small or medium-size UK companies can apply for a share of £2 million to work alone or with others on solving healthcare challenges.

The aim of this competition is to support the development of innovative healthcare technologies and processes. These may include:

  • 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

The biomedical catalyst has 4 types of funding award designed to support small to medium enterprises (SMEs) that are developing a product or process. It helps them progress from initial concept through to late-stage development.

Each type of award has a different scope. You should apply only if your project fits a specific competition scope.

This is a feasibility competition. They are looking to fund projects that explore and evaluate the commercial potential of innovative scientific ideas by:

  • reviewing research evidence and identifying possible applications
  • assessing business opportunities
  • investigating the intellectual property position
  • validating initial concepts or existing pre-clinical work through experimental studies
    identifying areas for further development

They expect projects to range in size up to £200,000. Projects should last no longer than 12 months.

You can find out more on the competition page here.

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