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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.

The range of products and services is vast, spanning medical devices and in-vitro diagnostics, and overlaps with medicines (through drug delivery systems) and with digital health (through software as a medical device).

The sector is therefore highly diverse, dominated in the UK by resource-constrained SMEs, and the individual segments can to some extent, be viewed as separate industries. But they’re bound together by some common elements – a shared regulatory framework; an increasing convergence of technologies (particularly in connected devices); and a drive to deliver innovation. They also face some common challenges – these include a complex innovation and funding landscape; regulatory change; and a need to improve sustainability.

KTN can help innovators to navigate the complex landscape and accelerate ambitious ideas into new products and services. Our team of trusted experts, from within the Health team and across the wider range of disciplines in which KTN has deep expertise, can help create diverse connections to drive positive change.

Our MedTech Expert

Matt Chapman

Matt Chapman is Knowledge Transfer Manager for MedTech and Manufacturing.

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Funding Opportunities

Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022: Health Cluster 1

Horizon Europe has a wide variety of open calls for healthcare, with closing dates in September 2021, April 2022 and September 2022. These include tackling diseases and reducing disease burden, staying healthy, health industry, health care, new technologies and digital solutions for a healthy society, and health-promoting environment.

Opens: 12/07/2021 Closes: 06/09/2022

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UK-Singapore Collaborative R&D

UK registered businesses can apply for up to £350k per project for the purpose of developing proposals with Singapore. Applications in advanced manufacturing and materials, agrifood tech, mobility and transport, cybersecurity and health and life sciences particularly welcome.

Opens: 24/01/2022 Closes: 20/04/2022

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Recorded: 1st October

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

Register for KTN's webinar to find out more about Accelerating Detection of Disease (ADD), the UK’s largest ever health research programme, supporting life sciences R&D in diagnostics and treatments, artificial intelligence and digital health.

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News

23.10.2021

Young Innovators Success Stories: Eve Gregoriou, NeuroVirt, London

The central mission for Eve Gregoriou as the Founder and CEO of NeuroVirt is to empower stroke survivors to reach their full potential. She says she has leveraged all the support offered by Innovate UK and KTN through the Young Innovators Awards to help her reach her own goals.

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10.11.2021

UK5G launches resource hub for the health and social care sector

UK5G’s new hub offers practical advice and guidance, as well as inspiration on the adoption of 5G technologies for the health and social care sectors.

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Programmes related to MedTech

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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.

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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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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.

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