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SME support to evaluate innovative medical technologies: round 2

The Office for Life Sciences (OLS) is partnering with Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £1.5 million. This is to support developers of innovative medicines, medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital technology to evaluate their product in a real world clinical setting.

This competition aims to provide support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We are looking for an evidence base that can evaluate products that address NHS priorities. Our support will allow companies to collect and analyse clinical performance and cost effectiveness data in an NHS setting.

There are 2 options for applicants in this competition:

1.Study planning and preparation. Project costs up to £50,000

2.Collection of clinical performance and cost-effectiveness data study. Project costs up to £250,000

All projects must be business led.

Projects can be collaborative but this is not mandatory. Only the lead partner can claim grant.

Find out if your business fits the EU definition of an SME.

If your project’s total costs or duration fall outside our eligibility criteria, email us at support@innovateuk.gov.uk at least 10 days before the competition closes.

How to apply

Please read the general guidance for applicants. It will help your chances of submitting a quality application. Please note that there are differences in the funding rules and eligible costs as this competition is being run under Article 28: Innovation Aid for SMEs.

When you start an application you will be prompted to create an account as the lead applicant or sign in as a representative of your organisation. You will need an account to track the progress of your application.

As the lead applicant you will be responsible for:

  • collecting the information for your application
  • representing your organisation in leading the project if your application is successful

You will be able to invite:

  • colleagues to contribute to the application
  • other organisations to participate in the project as unfunded collaborators if your application is successful

Unfunded partner organisations can be other businesses, research organisations, public sector organisations or charities.

This competition is open until Wednesday 22 August 2018. To find out more information or apply, please click here.