Innovate UK – Call Alert – BioMedical Catalyst 2018 – Round 1

6 June 2018

Feasibility study

Budget – £2m

Project size – £200k

Duration (Months) – 3-12

Intervention (small) – 70%

Intervention (Medium) – 60%

Intervention (Research org.) 100% / 80% FEC

Early Stage

Budget – £8m

Project size – £250k – 4m

Duration (Months) – 12-36

Intervention (Small) – 70%

Intervention (Medium) – 60%

Intervention (Research Org.) 100% / 80% FEC

 

Scope

BioMed Catalyst Stages are designed to help SMEs develop a product or process to provide an innovative solution to a health and care challenge.

 

Feasibility study

The aim of the feasibility award is to explore and evaluate the commercial potential of innovative scientific ideas through:

  • Reviewing research evidence and identifying possible applications.
  • Assessing business opportunities.
  • Investigating intellectual property issues
  • Validating initial concepts and existing pre-clinical work through experimental studies.
  • Identifying areas for further development.

Early stage

The aim of the early stage award is to create a data package that is sufficient to support the subsequent testing of your products or process in a clinical setting or other relevant environment. It can include:

  • Experimental evaluation (at laboratory scale)
  • Use of in vitro in vivo models to evaluate proof of concept or safety
  • Exploring potential product mechanisms
  • Early stage prototyping
  • Product development planning
  • Intellectual property protection

 

Dates

Feasibility study

26/03/18 – Competition opens

04/04/19 – Briefing event

06/06/18 12:00pm – Competition closes

06/08/18 Applicants notified

 

Early stage

26/03/18 – Competition Opens

04/04/18 – Briefing event

06/06/18 12:00pm – Competition closes

07/09/18 – Invitation to interview notification

01-02/10/18 – Interview at Major Awards Committee

19/10/18 – Applicants notified

31/10/18 – Notification of interview outcome

 

For more information on the feasibility award, click here.

For more information on the early stage award, click here.