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Innovate UK Funding Opportunity

You, your clients, and your contacts may be interested in a new call from IUK to support the evaluation of medical technologies in clinical settings. It is a requirement that the project is carried our within the NHS (inc. in Scotland) and is aligned with one of NHS England’s five year priority areas.

You can read more about the call and the requirements here:



The Office for Life Sciences (OLS) will work with Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £1.5 million in innovation projects. These will be to support developers of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital technology to evaluate their product in a real world clinical settings.

You can choose from 2 options:

1. Planning and preparation for a study. Project costs can be up to £50,000.
2. A study to collect clinical performance and cost-effectiveness data. Project costs can be up to £250,000.
All projects must be business led.
This competition aims to provide support for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We are looking for studies that aim to develop an evidence base for products that address NHS priorities. Our support will allow companies to collect and analyse clinical performance and cost effectiveness data in an NHS setting.


26 November 2018 – Competition opens
30 January 2019 12:00pm – Competition closes
29 March 2019 – Applicants notified

Please contact us for further information: info@edinburghbioquarter.com