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Extended Reality for digital mental health

Fund Name

Mindset: Extended Reality for digital mental health - 2 strands

Project Length

3-6 months

Project Value

£50k - £100k



The aim of this competition is to develop digital therapeutic Extended Reality (XR) solutions to provide improved delivery of mental health and wellbeing services.

This competition is split into two strands:

  • Mindset: Extended reality for digital mental health – strand 1: Feasibility Studies
  • Mindset: Extended reality for digital mental health – strand 2: Industrial Research

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Fund details

Your proposal must specifically explore how digital therapeutic content can provide positive mental health applications and outcomes for young adults (aged 13 and above) or older adults.

Your project must demonstrate that the solution could be applied, trialled and ultimately adopted at scale, to provide a broad benefit to the UK mental health sector.

Specific themes

Your project must focus on a digital mental health therapy through the application of Extended Reality (XR).

Innovate UK will NOT fund projects that are:

  • early-stage research
  • unsuitable for potential trial following an industrial research cycle of up to 20 months


Your project must:

  • have total project costs between £100,000 and £300,000
  • last between 6 months and 20 months
  • carry out all of its project work in the UK
  • intend to exploit the results from or in the UK
  • start by 1 June 2024
  • end by 31 March 2026

To lead a project or work alone your organisation must be a UK registered business of any size.

You can collaborate with other UK-registered organisations, but you are limited to collaborations of no more than five, this includes the lead and up to four partners.

For both strands of the competition, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:

  • up to 70% if you are a micro or small organisation
  • up to 60% if you are a medium-sized organisation
  • up to 50% if you are a large organisation
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