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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

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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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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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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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

18.08.2020

KTN Unveils its Ambitious Five Year Strategy

Five-year Strategy prioritises the economic, societal and environmental benefits of innovation in KTN’s vision to change the world.

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14.08.2020

Health and Life Sciences Funding Round-Up

Find out about the latest funding calls which are relevant to the Health and Life Sciences sector. Last updated 21st September 2020.

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