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Last updated: 17/03/2017

Below are current and upcoming funding opportunities, more information about each funding source can be found by clicking through the links below.  If you have any questions one of our commercial team may also be able to help you:

Government: Digital Service 
G-Cloud 9: Procurement Framework  Who can apply  Closing date
Suppliers of software solutions and services to the NHS that want to apply for the UK government G-Cloud 9 (G9) procurement framework must submit their application. The procurement framework can be accessed by any NHS or public sector buyers and used to place orders for services without running additional lengthy tendering exercises
More information about the G-Cloud can be found here
 Industry   11 April

ERDF, EMAHSN & Medilink
Medtech Trial Programme Who can apply Closing date 
A major new ERDF funded programme for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire based medical technology companies is offering funding and support to set up clinical trials, helping them to build the evidence needed to win new business from NHS organisations.

The MedTech Trial Programme includes:
- Up to 50% match funding to SME’s to support trials which will provide clinical evidence of efficacy for products
- Introduction to research and innovation groups within NHS Trusts who are interested in hosting clinical trials
- Assistance in defining the most appropriate type of trial in order to support NHS market adoption
- Signposting to funding and support that may be available from other agencies
SME based in the D2N2 LEP  Ongoing

The National Cancer Vanguard 
Early Diagnosis Industry Challenge Who can apply Closing date
The Vanguard is launching a competitive call to engage partners from outside the NHS to work on collaborative projects to improve early diagnosis of cancer. 
In preparation of the call the vanguard is inviting potential partnersto hear more about the opportunity at the briefing event.
Industry,
3rd sector,
Academia 

31 Mar


Innovate UK
Biomedical Catalyst 2017 Round 1, Feasibility Studies Awardiomedical Catalyst 2017 Round 1, Feasibility Studies Award Who can apply Closing date
Funds innovative solutions to healthcare challenges. The aim is to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of innovative scientific ideas. Applications welcome from stratified healthcare, regenerative medicine, diagnostics, digital health and enabling medical technologies and devices that support:
- disease prevention and proactive management of health and chronic conditions
- earlier and better detection and diagnosis of disease, leading to better patient outcomes
- tailored treatments that either change the underlying disease or offer potential cures
Industry, must have SME involvement Registration Deadline: 22 Mar, Midday 

Application deadline:   29 Mar, Midday
Biomedical Catalyst 2017 Round 1, Primer Awards Who can apply Closing date
Funds innovative solutions to healthcare challenges. The aim is to conduct a technical evaluation of your idea through to proof of concept in a model system. Applications welcome from stratified healthcare, regenerative medicine, diagnostics, digital health and
enabling medical technologies and devices that support:
- disease prevention and proactive management of health and chronic conditions
- earlier and better detection and diagnosis of disease, leading to better   patient outcomes
- tailored treatments that either change the underlying disease or offer potential cures
Industry, must have SME involvement
Registration Deadline: 22 Mar, Midday

Application deadline: 29 Mar, Midday
Innovation in Health & Life Sciences Competition Round 2 Who can apply Closing date
Innovate UK is investing up to £15 million in projects addressing technical or commercial challenges in health and life sciences (H&LS) with the aim of increasing competitiveness for UK SMEs. SME Registration Deadline:
5 April, Midday

Application deadline:
12 April, Midday

Innovation in infrastructure systems round 2 Who can apply Closing date
This competition is to stimulate innovation in the infrastructure systems that provide critical services for our economy, environment and society.  Industry, must have SME involvement
Application deadline:
22 March, Midday
Commercialisation of quantum technologies, feasibility studies Who can apply Closing date
The aim of this competition is to encourage collaborative feasibility studies that will improve understanding of the technical or market feasibility of a product or service. The scope of this competition allows for both technical and non-technical projects. This includes projects that focus on understanding the business or market opportunity and challenges. Industry, must have SME involvement Registration Deadline:
29 March, Midday

Application deadline:
5 April, Midday
Commercialisation of quantum technologies 3 – Central Research and Development Who can apply Closing date
The purpose of this competition is to support challenge-led collaborative research and development (CR&D) projects in quantum technologies. We are looking to fund projects that produce prototype devices and demonstrators. These must meet a clear commercial application or market need Industry, must have SME involvement Registration Deadline:
29 March, Midday

Application deadline:
5 April, Midday
Emerging & enabling technologies round 2 Who can apply Closing date
The programme identifies and invests in new technologies and the underpinning capabilities that improve existing industries. The aim is to inspire the products, processes and services of tomorrow: those with the potential to unlock billions of pounds of value to industry and disrupt existing markets. Priority areas are; emerging technologies, digital, enabling capabilities and space applications Industry, must have SME involvement 10 May
 
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Health Technology Assesment (HTA) Who can apply  Closing date

HTA Commisioned call
 - various themes



HTA Researchr led call
NHS organisations,
Academia, Industry (need NHS or academic partner to lead)

6 Apr,
1 Jun 


5 Apr
Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme (EME) Who can apply Closing date

EME Researcher led call - various themes
NHS organisations,
Academia, Industry (need NHS or academic partner to lead)
4 July
i4i Challenge Award Who can apply Closing date
Mental Health 2017 Minimum of two organisations must be involved from either an NHS Trust, HEI or SME 5 Apr
Public Health Research Programme (PHR) Who can apply Closing date
PHR commissioned call - various themes NHS organisations,
Academia, Industry(need NHS or academic partner to lead)
25 Apr
1 Aug

Medilink

Business Awards 2017  Who can apply Closing date 
Applications for the following categories are welcome:
- Start up
- Export Achievement
- Collaboration with the NHS
- Innovation
- Outstanding Achievement 
Businesses in the East Midlands   31 Mar, 5pm


Local Investment Programmes

University of Derby
Invest to Grow Who can apply Closing date
Companies wanting to develop or improve their products and related services.  Collaborative research between businesses and universities and development projects for enterprises.

Innovation in products, processes and systems that will result  in business and supply chain efficiency, resilience, growth and profitability.

Projects that are collaborative between SMEs and/or that  lever other funding streams will be particularly attractive.
SME's, social enterprises, sole traders and partnerships Ongoing 
Knowledge Exchange for Innovation Who can apply Closing date
The KEI fund is designed to encourage collaboration between SMEs and the University of Derby. The University is looking to support SMEs to become more innovative and realise their growth ambitions SME in the D2N2 area  Ongoing

D2N2
Growing Places Fund  Who can apply Closing date
Loans to individual companies or organisations are now being offered to finance capital investment, resulting in business growth and job creation.

Funded projects must be located within D2N2 LEP’s area. Preference will be given to projects which deliver on the LEP’s strategic priorities and key areas of economic focus
No restriction on type of company, however project must be located in D2N2 area  Ongoing 
Business Growth Fund Who can apply Closing date 
The N2 Business Growth Fund provides grants to support businesses in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire that are planning to grow through innovation. The fund contributes to investment in capital projects, research & development and new technologies, leading to business growth and the creation of new jobs. Businesses in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire area Ongoing

Leicester City Council
Leicester City Investment fund Who can apply  Closing date 
Types of investment could include:
Infrastructure provision at key development sites
Acquisition of land or commercial / industrial property
Construction or development of commercial / industrial / housing property, including extensions to premises
Other proposals related to inward investment
Industry looking to invest in Leicester  Ongoing

Upcoming opportunities 

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
i4i Product Development Awards Who can apply Start date: 
Supports collaborative research and development projects that have demonstrated proof-of-principle and have a clear pathway towards adoption and commercialisation NHS organisations,
Academia,
Industry(need NHS or academic partner to lead)
26 Apr 

Other funding

For Venture Capital (VC) investment funds – please contact EMAHSN commerical team or Medilink East Midlands to learn of VC operating in the healthcare sector.