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Funding & Opportunities

 

Our business development team provides support to innovators, start-ups and small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) working in the health and life science sector across the West of England region and beyond.

We work closely with our member organisation to identify local needs and priorities in the healthcare industry. This information, combined with our large network enables us to reach out to companies through open innovation challenge pathways to provide solutions.

Alongside partners, we have received funding from European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), to create bespoke business support programmes. These programmes are designed to help innovators and SMEs to develop and commercialise innovative products and services that have the potential to improve and transform healthcare.

The Future Challenges: Keeping Healthy at Home

A national call looking for innovative solutions to two priorities: 1)staying well & confident and out of hospital (prevention, citizen focused) 2)staying connected and supported at the right time and right place (self-management, citizen focused)

Support offered: £40,000 is available to pilot your solution in one of our healthcare member organisations, plus the opportunity to have the project evaluated

Stage of innovation: on the market

Open to: companies

Application deadline: 23/04/2019

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The Future Challenges: Young People and Mental Health Resilience

A national call looking for innovative solutions to two priorities: 1)building and promoting resilience 2)early identification

Support offered: £40,000 is available to pilot your solution in one of our healthcare member organisations, plus the opportunity to have the project evaluated.

Stage of innovation: on the market

Open to: companies

Application deadline: 23/04/2019

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Health Tech Accelerator Programme

This programme supports small and medium-sized enterprises in the West of England region develop new products or services for the health and life science sector.

Support offered: Mentoring and business support (including planning and strategy, financial advice, market research, IP advice and bid writing); sector specific expertise; networking & academic/ industry collaboration opportunities

Stage of innovation: Any

Open to: Start-ups and SMEs based in the West of England who are looking to further develop novel products or services for the health and life science sector

Application deadline: Ongoing

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