NIHR HealthTech Research Centres competition


NIHR has launched a new, two-stage, open competition to designate and fund NIHR HealthTech Research Centres (NIHR HRCs), which represents an evolution of the NIHR Medtech and In Vitro Diagnostic Cooperative (MIC) scheme. A total of up to £45 million over five years is available for this round of NIHR HRC funding from 1 April 2024.

The new competition will provide funding and support for the development of HealthTech and the generation of appropriate evidence to support the implementation of innovative devices, diagnostics (including in vitro diagnostics) and digital health technologies within the health and care system. NIHR HRCs will primarily support industry partners navigate the health and care landscape, including the regulatory requirements for market access to increase the chance of adoption. When supporting academically led innovations, there will be an expectation of future commercialisation.

The closing date for electronic submission of application is 2 November 2022 at 1pm. 

For more details on applying for the NIHR HRC award, please see the NIHR website.

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