The Digital Health Technology Catalyst (DHTC) is a £35 million fund run over 4 years as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
It is a core element of the government’s plans to implement the Accelerated Access Review (AAR). It aims to address challenges the review identified in the development of digital health innovations, and to help grow the digital health sector.
Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is to invest up to £5 million in industrial research and experimental development projects. These must develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges.
Companies who should apply for this project include:
Any UK business claiming funding must be eligible to receive state aid at the time we confirm you will be awarded funding. If you are unsure please take legal advice. For further information see our general guidance.
Meeting Innovate UK's eligibility criteria
Your project’s total eligible costs can be between £300,000 and £1 million.
All projects must start by 1 October 2019, can last up to 18 months and must be completed by 1 March 2021.
If your project’s total costs or duration fall outside of their eligibility criteria, you must provide justification by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 10 days before the competition closes. Innovate UK will decide whether to approve your request
To be eligible for funding your project must:
The lead organisation and at least one other organisation in the project must claim funding through this competition.
Partners with no funding
Projects can include partners that do not receive any funding (for example, non-UK businesses). Their costs will count towards the total eligible project costs but they will not count as collaborators.
The government’s Industrial Strategy sets out a long-term vision for how the UK can:
Your project must fulfil these points for at least one UK SME involved in the project.
Aligned with both the Industrial Strategy and the Accelerated Access Review, the aims of this competition are to:
Innovate UK will select and fund a portfolio of projects, across a variety of technologies, markets and healthcare needs, that demonstrate the potential for significant innovation.
More jobs and capability throughout the UK supply chain. More info can be found here