Funding opportunities

MedTech Grant Funding Opportunities

To apply for any of the MedTech grant funding opportunities listed below, please do get in touch for more information.

Innovate UK Sustainable Innovation Fund

Round Three closing date: 30 September 2020 11:00am

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million for new projects focusing on sustainable economic recovery from Covid-19.

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £10 million to fund single and collaborative research and development projects as part of the Sustainable Innovation Fund.

The aim of this competition is to help all sectors of the UK rebuild after the effects of COVID-19. This competition is round 3 of 3.

Horizon 2020 funding

Horizon 2020 is the largest ever European funding programme for research and innovation. It has a budget of 79 billion euros and will run throughout 2020.Horizon 2020 aims to:ensure that Europe produces world-class scienceremove barriers to innovationmake it easier for public and private sectors to innovate togetherUK scientists, researchers and businesses can continue to participate in Horizon 2020 programmes and receive EU grant funding for the lifetime of individual projects, This includes projects finishing after 1 January 2021.

Women in Innovation Awards 2020/21

Closing date: 14 October 2020

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is offering 10 Women in Innovation Awards to female entrepreneurs across the UK. The winners will receive a £50,000 grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support.

The aim of this competition is to find women with exciting, innovative ideas and ambitious plans that will inspire others. The awards are for female founders, co-founders or senior decision makers working in businesses that have been operating for at least one year.

Applicants must be confident, with the support of an award, that they can make a significant contribution to a pressing societal, environmental and/or economic challenge through their innovative project.

Biomedical Catalyst 2020: round 1, early and late stage awards

Closing date: 7 October 2020 11:00am

UK registered SMEs can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop a product or process that is an innovative solution to a health and care challenge.

These can include, for example:

  • disease prevention and proactive management of health and chronic conditions
  • earlier and better detection and diagnosis of disease, leading to better patient outcomes
  • tailored treatments that either change the underlying disease or offer potential cures

This competition combines the early and late stage strands of the Biomedical Catalyst.


Deadline: 3 Sep. 2020

UK SMEs can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million to collaborate in research with partners across Europe and associated countries.

SME instrument (grant only and blended finance) [SME-2b] (H2020)

Deadlines: 7 Oct. 2020

Smart Grants (Innovate UK)

Deadline: Wednesday 25 November 2020 11:00am

Opportunity for UK registered organisations to apply for a share of up to £25 million from Innovate UK to deliver disruptive R&D innovations that can significantly impact the UK economy.

Innovator Awards (Wellcome trust)

Deadline: Any time

These awards support researchers who are transforming great ideas into healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health. Awards of up to £500,000, or up to £750,000 for multidisciplinary collaborations are available.

Other Support Available


Rolling call for applications

The MedTech NAVIGATOR programme, delivered by Health Enterprise, provides Innovation Grants to SMEs to engage in new research and innovation activities with eligible knowledge providers. Businesses can apply for funding to access expert advice, product review by stakeholders or to carry out early stage proof of concept activities.

NHS Innovation Accelerator

Applications open 1 September to 16 October 2020

The NHS Innovation Accelerator, or NIA, supports uptake and spread of proven, impactful innovations across England's NHS. Applications are invited from individuals representing high impact, evidence-based innovations, sourced nationally and internationally, which address one of this year's themes: COVID19, mental health and supporting the NHS workforce.

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