Innovate UK – Digital health technology catalyst

Fund Name: Digital health technology catalyst
Project Length: 30 months
Project Value: Share of £8M
Deadline: 18/04/2018

Digital Health Technology catalyst

Funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, the Digital Health Technology Catalyst (DHTC) is a £35 million fund, being run over 4 years.

The DHTC is an important element of the government’s plans to implement the Accelerated Access Review (AAR). It aims to address some of the challenges that the review identified around the development of digital health innovations, and to help grow the digital health sector.

Innovate UK is to invest up to £8 million in DHTC round 2 for industrial research and experimental development projects. Projects should develop new commercial digital technology solutions to address significant healthcare challenges.

An SME must lead the project in collaboration with at least one other grant-claiming partner.


To be eligible for funding your consortium must:

  • be led by a UK based SME
  • include at least one other business (of any size), academic organisation, charity, public sector organisation or research and technology organisation (RTO)
  • carry out its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from the UK

The lead organisation and at least one other organisation in the project must claim funding through this competition.

Any one business may be involved in up to 3 applications to this competition, but may only be the lead partner in one application

For all research organisations, the total level of project participation is set at a maximum of 50% of total eligible project costs. If your consortium contains more than one research organisation, they must share this maximum between them.

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