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Last updated: 03/02/2017

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:

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 
 docxBriefing event - Early Diagnosis Industry Challenge  Open to attendees from Event 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 

8 Feb

Health Enterprise East Joint Venture
Medtech Accelerator Who can apply Closing date
Facilitate the early stage development of innovations in the broad area of medical technology (devices, diagnostics, software and eHealth) that meet unmet clinical needs within the NHS. NHS innovators  10 Feb

Goldman Sachs
10,000 Small Businesses Programme
Who can apply  Closing date 
The programme is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education and business support services   Industry

 27 Feb

Innovate UK
Design Foundation 2017 Round 1 Who can apply Closing date
The aim of this competition is to stimulate high-quality, human-centred design activities at the earliest stages of the innovation journey. These should identify opportunities and generate ideas for new products, services or business models that align with customer demand.   Registration Deadline: 15 Feb, Midday

Application deadline: 22 Feb, Midday
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
UK-based  SMEs

Collaboration between SME and others acceptable
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
UK-based SMEs

Collaboration between SME and other acceptable

Registration Deadline: 22 Mar, Midday

Application deadline: 29 Mar, Midday
Technology Solutions for Society in India Who can apply Closing date 
The aim is to fund collaborative technological solutions that address one or more of the following challenges:
- clean technology
- affordable healthcare
- use of electronic system design and manufacture (ESDM) technologies to provide solutions to particular societal challenges
UK-based company acting as lead applicant

at least one UK -based company and one eligible Indian business working together on the project
Registration close:
15 Feb,
Midday

Application deadline: 22 Feb, 
Midday
Open Programme Round 2 Who can apply Closing date
Open to the best business-led, innovative or disruptive ideas or concepts. Proprosal must:
- demonstrate transformational or disruptive innovation leading to novel, new products, processes or services
- articulate a clear, anticipated growth and commercialisation impact for the business(es) with considerable, demonstrable potential to lead to a significant return on investment (ROI)
Any size business

Can collaborate with others

(Project must be carrried out in the UK)
Application deadline:
8 Feb
Midday
Briefing events - Innovation in Health & Life Sciences Competition Round 2 Open to attendees from Event dates:
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. SMEs
14 Feb – Edinburgh

14 Feb – Leeds

16 Feb Birmingham

17 Feb – Cardiff
 
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)
9 Feb,
6 Apr,
1 Jun 


5 Apr
Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation Programme (EME) Who can apply Closing date
EME Commissioned call - various themes

EME Researcher led call - various themes
NHS organisations,
Academia, Industry (need NHS or academic partner to lead)
14 Mar
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.