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INSTILS (Derby & Notts)

Are you a Life Sciences SME working on new and innovative projects in the D2N2 area?  If so, you’ve landed on the right page!

Through the INSTILS programme, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network, we offer support to SME’s to innovate products, services and processes.

To help you on your innovation journey this project offers high quality advisory support & the opportunity to attend a variety of events

Plus we have the following grants available:

Innovation Support Grants

of up to £20,000

at an average contribution from us of 34%, to procure external suppliers, or to engage new specialist staff

Med Tech Trials Grants

of up to £50,000

at a maximum contribution from us of 50% to support clinical trials and evaluation of new products

Specialist Networking Grants

of up to £3,000

at a contribution from us of up to 50% to help overcome barriers to engaging in sector specific events

Get in touch:

To contact one of our Innovation Advisers please call 0115 822 3154 or click here to email.

Support from the INSTILS team is impartial, confidential and free to businesses, and individuals.

About INSTILS (Inspiring Networking to Stimulate Technology Innovation in Life Sciences) project:

The aims of the project are focused on improving the economic performance of the Life Sciences sector within the locality of D2N2, by enabling SMEs to increase their competitive advantage through innovation and stimulating interaction between business, research entities and the NHS.

By providing a mixture of access to high value cutting edge Life Science sector specific expertise; cross-sectoral expertise from universities; grant funding; and networking opportunities. The total cost of the project is £7,393,742 of which £3,696,871 is of ERDF value.

This will enable established SMEs to flourish and grow by introducing new products and services that benefit from: innovations, identified clinical needs and incorporation or utilisation of cutting-edge technologies.  New jobs will be created and new businesses will be established.  The project’s ultimate success will be measured by the degree to which innovation is embedded in business.

Led by Medilink EM in partnership with the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network, The University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.