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If you are looking for funding to help support the development of an innovative healthcare product or service there are a number of potential funding sources available to companies working alone or in collaboration with an NHS organisation. In some cases, the funding may need to be applied for by an NHS partner organisation and in others a company can apply directly for funding. In most cases a condition of the funding will be that a collaboration agreement is put in place between all of the parties involved in the work to cover IP ownership and revenue sharing arrangements. In addition to the funds listed below, it is always worth carrying out a general search for funding in the area in which you are working, as grants are often topic-specific.

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NRJ Solutions

We can help you transform your service or business by increasing value to your clients and customers through improving quality and reducing cost We provide the expertise to deliver change and…

SPARK Impact

SPARK Impact (SPARK) is part of the SPARK Ventures Group which has been operating for 12 years as a specialist in early-stage venture capital, providing equity investment to high growth healthcare…


Idox: GRANTfinder 4 Health – the UK’s first funding and policy information service dedicated to the health sector Idox has been providing support to the health sector for nearly three…

Kasmir Consulting

Providing  Human Resources Solutions including Recruitment, Training, Organisational Design, Cultural Design and advice on Employee Engagement.  Additionally supporting clients in…

GH Associates

At GHA we pride ourselves on being the experts in reading the small print and guiding you through the strict requirements when submitting an application to the European funding authorities. We…

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Health innovation Challenge Fund

This fund was established jointly by the Wellcome Trust and the Department of Health to stimulate the creation of innovative healthcare products, technologies and interventions to benefit…


This is the new European programme for research (replaces Framework Programme 7). It has ˆ70 billion available between 2014 and 2020 and can be used to fund research and innovation in the NHS…

Invention for Innovation (i4i)

The National Institute of Health Research runs the i4i programme to provide funding to support and advance research and development of healthcare technologies into products used in the clinical…

SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) Healthcare Programme

This is an NHS England initiative to address unmet clinical needs and enhance the uptake of best practice, whilst promoting economic growth. Calls are made around a market need and the funding is…

Smart Scheme

This is run by the Technology Strategy Board and is open all year round (organised in six funding rounds ) to SMEs wishing to engage in R&D projects leading to new products, processes and…

Technology Strategy Board

The TSB is the UK’s innovation agency and aims to stimulate innovation to promote economic growth. Its funding priority areas include healthcare and bioscience. Current and forthcoming funding…

GM AHSN Innovation Funds

The GM AHSN has developed a suite of Innovation Funds to support and stimulate the development of innovative technologies. 

The funds are currently closed for applications

Find out more about how to apply by following the links:


Ignite Fund



Energise Fund



Momentum Fund