Digital Health Technology Catalyst Round 3 - event in Newcastle 26th September

Posted on: 20/09/2018

Innovate UK and the KTN are hosting a briefing event on the £35m Digital Health Technology Catalyst fund at Northumbria University on 26th September.

The Digital Health Technology Catalyst is a £35 million fund, run over 4 years as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. It addresses challenges around the development of digital health innovations and aims to grow the digital health sector.

Digital Health Technology Catalyst Round 3 applications close on 31st October 2018.


Event Details and agenda

Join this briefing event to find out more about the Digital Health Technology Catalyst Round 3, meet potential collaborators and hear about activities in the digital health sector.

10:00: Welcome & Coffee

10:15: Competition scope, eligibility, timing and process, ISCF background, success factors for a good application. Christopher Geary Innovation Lead – Digital Health, Ageing Society, Health & Nutrition: Innovate UK

10:45: Support from KTN and the Innovate UK Family. Matt Chapman, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Medical Technologies, KTN

11:15: AHSN Support for Digital Health, Carol Nicholson, Deputy Director of Innovation, Academic Health Science Network North East and Cumbria

General support the AHSN provides to companies through the Innovation Pathway, with many innovations supported being digital; and
Key aspects of AHSN Digital Programme.
11:45: Case study

12:15: Networking Lunch

13:15: Application Process

14:00: 1:2:1 Meetings with Innovate UK (Please book with Michelle Hua to book your slot).

16:00: Close


Digital Health Technology Catalyst Funding Overview
1. Feasibility studies: Total eligible costs £50,000 Р£75,000 for projects of 12 months

The grant enables you to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of an early-stage digital health concept. This can include (but is not limited to):

  • assessment of the market and business opportunity
  • validation of the initial concept
  • scoping for further development

Projects must be led by a UK-based SME. Collaborators can include: NHS organisations, universities, public sector, charities, businesses of any size, research and technology organisations (RTOs).

2. Collaborative R&D: Total eligible costs £300,000 Р£1 million for projects of 24 Months

This scheme funds industrial research and experimental development projects that develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges.

Projects must be SME-led and must be collaborative, working with at least one other grant-claiming partner. Innovate UK recommend that you collaborate with the NHS where appropriate.

For more details please contact Michelle Hua, Digital Client Relationship Manager. Email:

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