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.

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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.

KTN’s Medimap provides a dynamic representation of the UK’s end-to-end medicines supply chain covering organisations involved in the discovery, development and manufacture of medicines, as well as those supporting the sector.

Our Health Funding Map, developed with the BioIndustry Association (BIA), will help in the navigation of the complicated world of medical and health innovation funding. You can find links to, details of, and further information on many funding schemes covering a wide variety of health areas.

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

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

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.

Medimap is a new interactive reference tool for the UK medicines sector, mapping and categorising over 3,000 sites of organisations engaged in or supporting the end-to-end supply chain for medicines.

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.

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.

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.

Current Health funding opportunities

Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 2022

Opens: 25/04/2022 Closes: 27/07/2022

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing, commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. It must be an innovative, disruptive, ambitious, world-class solution, with no similar technology commercially available any

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Fast Start: Innovation for net zero and healthcare

Opens: 11/07/2022 Closes: 26/07/2022

Innovate UK is offering small and micro businesses a share of up to £30 million in grants for affordable, adoptable and investable innovations in net zero and self-driven healthcare.

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Young Innovators Awards 2022/23

Opens: 13/06/2022 Closes: 27/07/2022

Young people (aged 18-30 by 27th July 2022) can apply for an award that will help turn their business idea into a reality – including a £5,000 grant, a two days a week living allowance, and tailored business support.

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Health Events And Recordings

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2020

What is 5G and its role in the health sector and panel session

10.30 - 11.30 | Online

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2021

Innovation for Targeted Management of Multimorbidity

09.30 - 13.00 | Online

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Mar
2022

InSilicoUK network launch

13.30 - 17.00 | Online

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Health Funding Map

Health Funding Map

The map was developed by KTN and the BioIndustry Association (BIA) with the help of a wide range of funders. It helps in the navigation of the complicated world of health innovation funding.

Medimap: End-to-end medicines supply chain map

Medimap: End-to-end medicines supply chain map

Medimap is a new interactive reference tool for the UK medicines sector, mapping and categorising over 3,000 sites of organisations engaged in or supporting the end-to-end supply chain for medicines.

Neurotechnology Landscape

Neurotechnology Landscape

Neurotechnology is the application of electronics and engineering to the human nervous system and ranges from the measurement of the whole brain through technologies such as electroencephalography to the stimulation of a single nerve using bioelectronic medicines.

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