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.

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.

The UK has a world leading research base in neurotechnology, covering areas such as fundamental neuroscience, medical imaging, bioelectronic medicines, brain-computer interfaces and neural prosthetics. Moreover, the UK has regional excellence across the country, for example, non-invasive neurotechnology in Northern Ireland, photonics in Scotland, dementia research in Wales, optogenetics in the north east of England, mental health in the Midlands, and clinical, experimental and computational neuroscience in the South.

There are a growing number of neurotechnology start-ups, developing novel treatments for chronic diseases and exciting neural interface technologies that could have a wide range of non-medical applications.

The UK also has a growing pre-competitive community that can accelerate the commercialisation of new neurotechnologies. These organisations can help guide companies from initial concept through to market, assisting with the intellectual property and regulatory stages as well as technical challenges.

The KTN has developed a landscape map to highlight the research organisations, companies, charities and investors that are working in this area. We are currently developing an academic landscape which should be available soon. If you think we have missed your organisation, we want to hear from you! Please contact our Health team.

Current Neurotechnology Landscape funding opportunities

UK-South Korea Collaborative R&D

Opens: 14/02/2022 Closes: 06/07/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million for this competition, with a maximum grant of £350k/project. This funding is for the purpose of developing innovative proposals with South Korea.

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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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Neurotechnology Landscape Events And Recordings

Tue
13
Oct
2020

Neurotechnology Webinar Series: Developing the UK’s Neurotechnology Capabilities

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Wed
16
Sep
2020

Neurotechnology Webinar Series: Dementia Biodesign

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Thu
12
Nov
2020

Quantum Technology & Neurotechnology Innovation Networks: Quantum magnetic sensors for brain imaging

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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