Product development, market research and regulatory compliance are not cheap and the healthcare market expects substantial evidence of efficacy, which can also become very costly.
Non-equity funding is available from a multitude of sources, if you know where to look, as illustrated by our interactive funding map (available in the resources section).
Our funding support service helps innovators and SMEs to find and apply for grants for product development or evaluation, for example from the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), NIHR, Health Foundation, Innovate UK, etc.
The Money Minutes podcast series (available in the resources section) - downloaded 20,000 times in 2016 - will help keep you up-to-date with new health and life sciences funding opportunities.
The application check – a second pair of eyes that may improve your chances of winning your grant funding – is also available to those organisations supported by Wessex AHSN (Terms and Conditions in the resources section).
For more information on the funding support service, contact Kev Brooks.
The Funding Support Service is itself supported by a grant from the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).