Help us shape the future of innovation!

Posted on: 11/07/2023
medical researchers

Innovate UK is looking to expand their assessor pool to review applications in the Health and Life Sciences area. Join us and be part of a vibrant community of experts dedicated to driving innovation forward.

Applications are now closed.

We are looking for assessors from a range of backgrounds which includes, but are not limited to, the below:

  • Clinicians of all backgrounds including general practitioners and those with commissioning experience
  • Neuroscience
    • Neurodegeneration
    • Neurotech
  • Child health innovations
  • Microbiome
  • Infectious disease – including AMR and vaccines
  • Oncology
  • Female health innovation
  • Implantable technologies
  • Large language models
  • Chronic wound healing
  • Medical Imaging and radiology
  • Prevention and public health
  • Mental health
  • Orthopaedics

Have you held senior positions and can demonstrate a track record of success in developing, commissioning or implementing health and life science innovations? If so, your expertise could be invaluable in assessing applications, evaluating their feasibility, and determining their potential impact.

Role of an assessor

Eligible applications are assessed by independent assessors in order to ensure the funding application assessment process is fair and transparent. The assessors are experts from across business and academia and are allocated based on the skills and expertise in the area relevant to the project.

More information on the assessment process can be found here.

How does it work?

Step one: If you are interested in being considered as an assessor, please complete the expression of interest form online here.

Step two: Expression of interests will be reviewed by Innovate UK (we aim to review submissions within 4-6 weeks)

Step three: If successful, you will be asked to complete assessors training which will include completing a skills matrix and provide a CV to evidence your expertise

Please note, once fully onboarded as an assessor, you may be asked to assess competitions on a sporadic basis. A successful application to the pool does not guarantee assessment work.

Assessors will be required to review and score applications in accordance with the Innovate UK framework, with remuneration at the standard assessment rate.

Share this article

Related programmes

Biomedical Catalyst

Biomedical Catalyst

Helps transform innovative ideas into commercially viable businesses.

Transforming Medicines Manufacturing

Transforming Medicines Manufacturing

Innovate UK’s Transforming Medicines Manufacturing programme aims to drive the de-risking and adoption of highly innovative flexible, agile and scalable manufacturing technologies through a culture of collaboration that will drive the growth of this critically important manufacturing sector.

Healthy Ageing Community of Practice

Healthy Ageing Community of Practice

The Healthy Ageing Community of Practice is a collaborative learning community for businesses, social ventures, researchers, investors and policymakers to connect and share knowledge and insights in relation to healthy ageing.


Connect with Innovate UK Business Connect

Join Innovate UK Business Connect's mailing list to receive updates on funding opportunities, events and to access Innovate UK Business Connect's deep expertise. Please check your email to confirm your subscription and select your area(s) of interest.