January 2018 sector competition: Strand 1 - Health and Life Sciences
The aim of the health and life sciences strand of the January dual strand Health and Life Sciences and Emerging and Enabling Technologies competition is to develop innovations that lead to increased agricultural productivity, enhanced food quality and sustainability or improved healthcare outcomes.
Innovate UK are looking to fund a portfolio of projects, across different technologies, markets and technology maturities. These may include feasibility studies, industrial research or experimental development.
Projects must show significant innovation in one of the following priority areas:
- increasing agricultural productivity
- improving food quality and sustainability
- advanced therapies (cell and gene therapies)
- precision medicine
- medicines discovery
- advanced biosciences
Proposals must show how projects will enable a significant change in competitiveness and productivity for at least one UK SME involved in the project.
More details regarding scope for each of the priority areas is available by following the link provided.