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Covid-19 continues to be present in our lives at home and at work.  KTN is ideally placed to work for the greater good and has already demonstrated its powerful connections through work on the Vaccines Taskforce, the Ventilator Challenge and advising the government on social distancing.  We can bring together sectors to work on supply chain issues and our network can be a source of innovative solutions and approaches.

KTN continues to support funding calls by signposting our network to them and by holding online briefing events.  Covid-specific calls that are relevant to our audience will be listed on our main funding page.

International links

See our Global Covid-19 page for international resources, including funding and worldwide initiatives.


If you think you have solutions, resources or other ideas which can help tackle some of the effects of Covid-19, or need connecting with a specific sector, please get in touch with KTN and we will direct you to the teams working on solving some of these challenges. Email

Funding Opportunities

Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022: Health Cluster 1

Horizon Europe has a wide variety of open calls for healthcare, with closing dates in April 2022 or September 2022. These include tackling diseases and reducing disease burden, staying healthy, health industry, health care, new technologies and digital solutions for a healthy society, and health-promoting environment.

Opens: 12/07/2021 Closes: 06/09/2022

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Biomedical Catalyst 2022 Round 1: Industry-led R&D

UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of up to £15 million to develop innovative solutions to health and healthcare challenges.

Opens: 28/03/2022 Closes: 25/05/2022

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GovStart: a free six month programme to help technology startups transform the public sector

GovStart is a free six month programme to help technology startups transform the public sector. PUBLIC run two GovStart programmes – one in the UK and one in Germany – aimed at startups at different stages and in various sectors, working with products that have powerful public sector applications.

Opens: 06/04/2022 Closes: 01/05/2022

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Recorded: 9th February

The Covid Business Series: What Works for Work? - Transforming the place and time of work

Join Innovate UK KTN and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for this lively lunchtime session, where you will hear from and speak with experts on how hybrid working can boost productivity and improve employee wellbeing.

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The Stroke Association & KTN Release “Action on Stroke Research Priorities” Report

The report follows an event that KTN and the Stroke Association recently held on opportunities and collaboration for research and innovation in stroke.

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"Accelerating the translation of early detection and diagnosis research in cancer" report published by Cancer Research UK and the Academy of Medical Sciences

The report is a summary of a workshop held by the Academy of Medical Sciences and Cancer Research UK on 7th February 2018.

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