View supporting documentsPhotonics for health
Key features: Investment of up to £2.2m will be allocated for projects that apply innovative photonics technologies to challenges in the health sector.
Programme: Collaborative research and development
Award: Up to £2.2m
Opens: 11 Mar 2013, 00:00
Registration closes: 17 Apr 2013, 12:00
Closes: 24 Apr 2013, 12:00
Support phone number: 0300 321 4357
The scope of this competition is intended to be broad, in order to stimulate innovation and new cross-sector, industry- led collaborations across all areas of the supply chain in photonics for health.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
The following technology areas are out of scope for this competition and therefore not eligible for funding:
The Technology Strategy Board is launching a competition entitled Advancing in-vivo imaging for stratified medicine in March 2013.
Proposals for projects that are focused on in-vivo imaging, including the use of photonics, should be submitted for the Advancing in-vivo imaging competition.
Funding allocation and project details
The Technology Strategy Board has allocated up to £3.7m to fund collaborative projects that are within the scope of this competition. Projects in both strands must be collaborative, they must be led by a business, and they must include an SME. Academics can apply only as a partner in a consortium.
This competition opens on 11 March 2013.
All applicants must first register via our website, and the deadline for registration for Strand 1 is noon on 24 April 2013. The deadline for completed applications is noon on 1 May 2013.
The deadline for registration for Strand 2 is noon on 17 April 2013, and the deadline for completed expressions of interest is noon on 24 April 2013.
The second stage for invited applicants opens on 13 May 2013 and the deadline for completed applications is noon on 19 June 2013.
A briefing event for both strands will be held in London on 21 March 2013, to highlight the main features of the competition and explain the application process.
To apply for this competition you must first register with us. When you register you will get access to all the supporting information you need to read before you apply, including the Guidance for Applicants and the application form.
As part of the application process all applicants are asked to submit a public description of the project. This should adequately describe the project but not disclose any information that may impact on intellectual property, is confidential or commercially sensitive.
The titles of successful projects, names of organisations, amounts awarded and the public description will be published once the award is confirmed as final. Information about unsuccessful project applications will remain confidential and will not be made public. E-mail email@example.com with any queries.