Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst

Fund Name: Biomedical Catalyst
Project Length: 6 - 36 Months
Project Value: Up to £8M
Deadline: 06/06/2018

Biomedical Catalyst

The aim of the Biomedical Catalyst fund is to support the development of innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes. These can include:

  • 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

The Biomedical Catalyst has 4 types of funding award. These are: feasibility, primer, early stage and late stage. They are designed to help SMEs developing a product or process to provide an innovative solution to a health and care challenge. The scheme supports progression from initial concept through to late stage development.

Primer award in the Biomedical Catalyst – Up to £4M

The aim of this award is to conduct a technical evaluation of your idea through to proof of concept in a model system, and can include:

  • experimental evaluation (at laboratory scale)
  • initial demonstration using in vitro and in vivo models (but not human clinical trials such as safety or efficacy)
  • exploring potential production mechanisms
  • early-stage prototyping
  • product development planning
  • intellectual property protection

Projects can be from any sector or discipline, including (but not limited to):

  • stratified healthcare (both therapeutic and diagnostic components)
  • advanced therapies (gene and cell therapies)
  • diagnostics
  • digital health
  • medical technologies and devices
Late stage award in the Biomedical Catalyst – Up to £8M

The aim of this award is to support projects which test a well-developed concept and show its effectiveness in an environment that is relevant to the use of the product or process. A late stage project can include:

  • initial human proof-of-concept studies
  • demonstration of clinical utility and effectiveness
  • demonstration of safety and efficacy (including phase I and II clinical trials)
  • developing production mechanisms
  • prototyping
  • market testing
  • intellectual property protection

These solutions should be innovative healthcare technologies, products or processes that will help provide at least one of the following:

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

Projects will be supported from any sector or discipline, including (but not limited to):

  • advanced therapies (cell and gene therapy)
  • precision medicine (both therapy and diagnostic components)
  • diagnostics
  • digital health
  • medical technologies and devices
Get in Touch

If you think that you might be eligible for Innovate UK Biomedical catalyst fund, please Get In Touch by filling out the contact form below.

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