A new funding opportunity has been launched, with £140 million over 3 years, to fund and accelerate the testing and evaluation of the most promising AI technologies, that align to the aims set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.
The AI Health and Care Award is being run by the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) in partnership with NHSX and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). There will be at least 2 competitions a year and call 1 for applications is open now, with a deadline of 4th March 2020.
The awards are open to SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises), Higher Education Institutions, NHS Organisations and Charities. There are 4 development phases for applicants to apply for and collaborative projects are not essential for Phase 1 but are encouraged and for Phases 2-4, projects must be collaborative.
Full details on how to apply are available on through the website. Phases 1-3 are delivered in a 2-stage application process and for Stage 1, organisations should submit an expression of interest form, and shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal at stage 2. Phase 4 is run in 1 stage and a full proposal is to be submitted for assessment. Applicants considering submitting a proposal can submit an outline for guidance on remit and eligibility before official submission, using the pre-submission engagement form. This is non-mandatory and purely aimed at helping potential applicants to engage with the requirements of the competition.
To find out more about the competitions, there are a number webinars being held for applicants throughout February – find full details of the webinar dates here
How can TBAT help?
TBAT have a team of grant writing experts with experience in writing proposals in a variety of fields, including MedTech, AI, Robotics and Biotechnology. Notably, the team secured a 100% success rate in the latest round of results from the Innovate UK Smart competitions. If you would like to discuss your eligibility for this competition and using TBAT to build your application, get in touch with one of the team today.
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