Applications are now open for the latest theme in the Health Innovation Challenge Fund, addressing the monitoring of individuals with long-term health problems.
This third call focuses on chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, arthritis, heart failure and dementia that at present can only be controlled not cured.
The Health Innovation Challenge Fund (HICF) is a £100 million, five-year parallel funding partnership between the Wellcome Trust and the Department of Health. The funders are collaborating to stimulate the creation of innovative healthcare products, technologies and interventions, and facilitate their development for the benefit of patients in the NHS and beyond. The HICF will have a succession of thematic calls for proposals, each selected to focus on unmet needs in healthcare relevant to the NHS.
The deadline for preliminary applications is 1 October 2010.