Covid-19

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.

Moving forwards from Covid-19

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.

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 Innovate UK KTN and we will direct you to the teams working on solving some of these challenges.

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Current Covid-19 funding opportunities

Innovate UK Smart Grants: July 2022

Opens: 28/07/2022 Closes: 26/10/2022

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. This funding is from Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation.

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Biomedical Catalyst 2022 Round 2: Industry-led R&D

Opens: 15/08/2022 Closes: 12/10/2022

UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of up to £25 million to develop innovative solutions to health and healthcare challenges.

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iX Challenges: Re-processing, Re-using or Modifying large quantities of PPE and Hand sanitiser

Opens: 22/08/2022 Closes: 30/09/2022

This challenge is to support the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in finding innovators that can reprocess, re-use or modify large quantities of PPE gowns, goggles, visors and hand sanitiser into new products that have further application or use. Innovators should have capacity…

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