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  • Writer's pictureDamon Butcher

Innovate UK Health Tech Regulatory and Innovation Programme

Updated: Mar 9, 2022



If you are an SME working in HealthTech, you can apply for up to £30,000 of funding for use with regulatory affairs providers helping you navigate regulatory pathways.

Close date: 31/05/2022

Max Grant Size (SME): £30,000

Funding Percentage: 100%

Collaboration: Single

Funding Type: Innovation Grant

Fund Provider(s): Innovate UK

Industries: Health and Lifescience


Competition aim

On behalf of Innovate UK, CPI and ABHI, the Health Technology Regulatory and Innovation Programme has been developed to support small and medium sized businesses to navigate the complex and ever-changing HealthTech regulatory landscape. The programme will support SMEs who rely on external expertise to commercialise new products, or re-register existing products in-line with new regulatory requirements.

Competition scope

Applications open from 14th February 2022 and close on 31st May 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis and awards made on a first-come, first-served basis if the minimum threshold criteria are met. Companies are, therefore, encouraged to apply as soon as they can. Funding is aimed at SMEs developing or offering products in the medical device and diagnostics (including IVD) area. Although pharma products are not considered under this guidance, combination medical products such as drug delivery devices would be considered eligible. Why you should apply

The regulatory landscape for HealthTech is constantly changing, including a divergence between the UK and EU systems. This is leading to some UK companies finding their products no longer meet the regulatory requirements to be sold within the EU. SMEs seeking to commercialise their products often suffer from a lack of internal expertise on regulatory process, leading to a reliance on external support. This presents a financial and knowledge barrier to many small businesses. The Health Technology Regulatory and Innovation Programme aims to help SMEs overcome this barrier. We will also be offering a range of educational resources to support you and your business to better understand the regulatory landscape for HealthTech.


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