Funding Competitions

NIHR Surgery MedTech Co-operative is working in collaboration with Grow MedTech a new Research England funded programme to support medical technology innovation and development.  Our funding competitions are split into two categories: a strategic call focussing on future unmet needs and a more reactive call focussing on the immediate needs in surgery.

For more information on the Surgical MIC funding streams, please download this guide.


Surgical MIC Proof-of-Concept/Principle Funding 




Surgical MIC Incubator Packages 




• 19 November 2020


How to apply for unmet needs and incubator packages

Please return completed applications to



Other funding opportunities

The following are links to other funding streams that are suitable for joint applications with the NIHR Surgical MIC.  We advise all potential applicants to discuss their potential applications well in advance of the application deadline.


Grow MedTech is inviting applications for Proof of Market, Proof of Feasibility and Proof of Concept projects from academic led teams at Grow MedTech partner institutions – Funding details available here


COVID-19 Rapid Response Rolling Call – open call

Defence and Security Accelerator: Open Competition COVID-19 – Rapid Sanitising Technology. Deadline: rolling deadline

Open Call for Proposals “Space helping UK on COVID-19 and other pandemics”

NIHR-BHF Cardiovascular Partnership framework for Covid-19 research

Transformative Healthcare Technologies 2.0 – October 2020

Clinical Academic Research Partnerships Round 3 – 29 October 2020

MedTech Navigator Innovation Grants – 27 November 2020

The Safety Innovation Challenge Fund – 30 November 2020

Bowel Research UK Small Grants Scheme – 07 December 2020

NIHR Artificial Intelligence Health and Care Award – 8 December 2020

NIHR i4i Product Development Awards (PDA) – 9 December 2020

Fast Funding for COVID-19 Science – 31 December 2020

Innovator Awards – no time limits

Healthcare Technologies: Call for Investigator-led Research Projects – no deadline

British Heart Foundation New Horizons Grants – no deadline

Pancreatic Cancer Scotland – Pump-priming research grants
no time limits

Ad-Venture Grant Funding for SMEs

Macmillan research grants scheme