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Health

Health is critical to our wellbeing as individuals, plays a key role in societal and economic advances, and presents many opportunities for environmental impact. Innovations in health & care allow us to alleviate suffering, increase quality of life and life expectancy, and manage the needs of a changing and ageing population.

Health

The “Health sector” which delivers these innovations is diverse and covers a wide range of business activities. KTN covers the whole sector by focusing on the broad sub sectors of Medicines, Medical Technology and Digital Health. The logic behind this focus is that each of the sub-sectors is a significant sector in its own right and has distinct characteristics. The Health team at KTN has considerable experience of working in these sub-sectors and of driving cross-sector working to facilitate positive change.

AI in Health

The application of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning to the field of health represents a major opportunity for the UK. AI is a powerful tool that can be applied across industry sectors to solve specific challenges. The application of these tools in Health requires a mutual understanding between the AI and Health communities.

Digital Health & Care

The digital health and care sub-sector is characterised by a large number of small companies developing technology across the health spectrum.

 

Medicines

The medicines sector is characterised by a few large pharmaceutical companies and a large number of SME “biotech” companies.

 

Medicines Discovery Landscape

Connecting the UK’s growing Medicines Discovery community with industrial collaborators, research-based expertise, investment opportunities and funders.

Medicines Manufacturing Landscape

Connecting the UK’s growing Medicines Manufacturing community with industrial collaborators, research-based expertise, investment opportunities and funders.

MedTech

Medical technologies touch all of our lives – from pregnancy testing and ultrasound scans before birth; through wound care products for childhood injuries; to diagnostic imaging systems and therapeutic implants for disease in adults.

Neurotechnology

From bioelectronic medicine that treat chronic diseases, to brain-computer interfaces that help stroke rehabilitation, neurotechnology will play an increasingly important role in meeting some of the challenges of an ageing society.

Precision Medicines Landscape

Connecting the UK’s growing Precision Medicines community with industrial collaborators, research-based expertise, investment opportunities and funders.

Funding Opportunities

NHS Innovation Accelerator Call for Applicants – 2021 cohort

Applications for this Call must address at least one of the following themes: NHS response to COVID-19; Mental health; Supporting the workforce. The NIA particularly welcomes female applicants and applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, as they are currently underrepresented amongst our Fellows.

Opens: 01/09/2020 Closes: 16/10/2020

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Redistributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Network (RIHN)

Redistributed Manufacturing (RDM) in healthcare involves moving production closer to the point-of-care, helping clinicians to deliver better outcomes through medical products, technologies and therapies that are available on-demand and tailored to patient needs. The RIHN now seeks to fund novel applications of RDM for use in challenging mobile environments, supporting the practice of humanitarian, military and emergency medical care.

Opens: 01/09/2020 Closes: 30/10/2020

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EPSRC Future Manufacturing Feasibility Studies for advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing

The EPSRC Future Manufacturing CMAC Research Hub is offering funding to support four Feasibility Studies at TRLs 1 – 4. The funding is available for novel short-term research studies of advanced manufacturing technologies to complement the current Hub research programme of advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Opens: 20/08/2020 Closes: 01/10/2020

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Events

Tue
13
Oct
2020

Neurotechnology Webinar Series: Developing the UK’s Neurotechnology Capabilities

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Tue
13
Oct
2020

The Market, Challenges and Opportunities - Technology Development and Trend

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Thu
1
Oct
2020

Accelerating Detection of Disease webinar: industry briefing for the life sciences sector

10.00 - 11.00 | Online

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News

24.08.2020

Precision Medicine Innovation Landscapes in Israel & the UK

KTN will host a webinar on the 1st October 2020 at 10am (UK time) on the outcomes of the Israel Precision Medicine Global Expert Mission.

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27.08.2020

Towards a UK Neurotechnology Strategy - KTN Publishes New Report

With the development of neurotechnology accelerating across the world, the UK has an exciting opportunity to help shape the development of a new wave of technologies, but the sector needs support now for this to become a reality. To read more about the exciting opportunities that lie await for the UK, and KTN’s proposed approach, read our new report here.

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