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.

Issues related to the development of digital health systems include access to clinical input, understanding of the regulatory route to market and adoption in the NHS, where multiple customers must be considered (patient, clinician, commissioner and procurement all have differing needs and wants. Other issues include interoperability of digital systems and the disruption of traditional organisational boundaries that ‘digital’ solutions tend to cause.

KTN is ideally placed to guide companies through the innovation landscape in the UK. We are increasingly working with agencies outside of the UK through our activity on the Global Expert Mission programme.

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Current Digital Health & Care funding opportunities

iX Challenge: Healthy Ageing Innovation Accelerator Competition

Opens: 27/06/2022 Closes: 25/08/2022

The Innovation Exchange Program is working alongside Oxford Innovation Advice and the UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) to find innovative companies who are ambitious to grow their business. We seek innovators with new product or service ideas that can support us to stay…

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SBRI: Home glaucoma monitoring Phase 1

Opens: 25/07/2022 Closes: 21/09/2022

The aim of this competition is to develop disruptive innovative solutions that focus on home (or near-patient) glaucoma monitoring, including home tonometry and home assessment of visual function, and optic disc imaging.

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SBRI: Mental Health Innovation Challenge (NHS Scotland)

Opens: 22/06/2022 Closes: 17/08/2022

The aim of this competition is to develop disruptive innovative solutions that deliver sustainable, accessible and equitable mental health services, addressing any of: young people, hard to reach populations, patient centred care pathways, treatment resistant conditions, or prioritisation of backlog

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Designed for Ageing: Competition Briefing Event, Followed by Collaborators Club
Recorded: 21st September

Designed for Ageing: Competition Briefing Event, Followed by Collaborators Club

The UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge is pleased to open registration for the Designed for Ageing competition briefing event. Designed for Ageing is a grant funding opportunity for UK companies looking to develop innovations to help people as they age. Find out more about scope, and about how to apply, by signing up for this webinar event.

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Deborah and her team bring tech, science, research and media together in unique digital products, aimed at ending the mental health poverty gap.

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New Innovation Exchange launches to help UK companies interested in entering China's longevity-focused mobility and gait market

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Innovators with new product or service ideas that can support people to stay active, mobile and connected as they age can now apply for the Healthy Ageing Innovation Accelerator Competition.

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Programmes related to Digital Health & Care

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.