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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.

Microbiome

The Microbiome Innovation Network (formerly SIG) aims to accelerate the commercialisation of microbiome-based products and services in the UK and create a vibrant community by connecting industry and academia.

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

SBRI Competition - Next generation home vision testing

Organisations can apply for a share of £100,000 inclusive of VAT, to develop remotely deployed vision testing.

Opens: 21/09/2020 Closes: 18/11/2020

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SBRI - AI supporting early detection and diagnosis in heart failure management

Organisations can apply for a share of £120,000 inclusive of VAT, to develop an AI tool to provide accessible heart failure data from routine patient information.

Opens: 12/10/2020 Closes: 09/12/2020

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UK and Canada biomanufacturing innovations in cell and gene therapies

A collaborative opportunity with the National Research Council of Canada on process improvement in biomanufacturing of gene and cell therapies.

Opens: 26/10/2020 Closes: 23/12/2020

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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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Thu
15
Oct
2020

Emerging & Novel Sensing Technologies for Precision Medicine & Digital Health

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Thu
8
Oct
2020

Microsoft Hololens & the UK Ventilator Challenge

12.30 - 14.00 | 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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