22nd August 2018

Digital health technology catalyst round 3: collaborative R&D

UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million to speed up development of commercial digital health solutions.

Competition opens: Monday 3 September 2018
Competition closes: Wednesday 31 October 2018 12:00pm

The Digital Health Technology Catalyst (DHTC) is a £35 million fund, being run over 4 years. It is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

The DHTC is a core element of the government’s plans to implement the

Accelerated Access Review (AAR). It aims to address some of the challenges that the review identified around the development of digital health innovations, and to help grow the digital health sector.

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is to invest up to £8 million in industrial research and experimental development projects that develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges. We are running another competition in parallel focusing on feasibility studies.

Projects must be led by an SME and must develop new commercial digital technology solutions to address significant healthcare challenges.

Projects must be collaborative and work with at least one other grant-claiming partner (NHS, other healthcare providers, other businesses, research technology organisations, research base or third sector). We recommend that you collaborate with the NHS where appropriate.

You must show how your project will improve the competitiveness and productivity of at least one UK SME involved in the project.

If your project’s total costs or duration fall outside of our eligibility criteria, email at least 10 days before the competition closes.

Find out more here