Digital health technology catalyst round 3: feasibility studies

19th September 2018

The Digital Health Technology Catalyst (DHTC) is a £35 million fund, being run over 4 years. It is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

The DHTC is a core element of the government’s plans to implement the Accelerated Access Review (AAR). It aims to address some of the challenges that the review identified around the development of digital health innovations, and to help grow the digital health sector.

Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is to invest up to £1 million in feasibility studies that can potentially develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges. They are running another competition in parallel focusing on industrial research and development.

You must show how your project will improve the competitiveness and productivity of at least one UK SME involved in the project. SMEs can work alone or in collaboration.

Collaborative project partners can include:

  • charities
  • NHS organisations
  • businesses of any size
  • universities
  • research and technology organisations (RTOs)
  • public sector organisations

Any one business can be involved in up to 3 applications to this competition, but can only be the lead partner in one application.

Feasibility studies’ total eligible project costs can be between £50,000 and £75,000. All projects must start by 1 April 2019 and can last up to 12 months.

Competition closes 31 October 2018 12:00pm.

Supporting Information

If you want help to find a project partner, contact the Knowledge Transfer Network.

If you need more information, contact the competition helpline on 0300 321 4357 or email