UK government provides funding to businesses developing digital technology solutions for healthcare

Healthcare tenders


The UK government will spend £9 million with UK businesses that are developing digital technology solutions for healthcare.

Find out more about the latest funding plans provided by UK Research and Innovation and delivered by Innovate UK below.


Advancing new technologies

 The £9 million of new funding will soon be made available through the government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to help the UK improve outcomes for patients and provide cost benefits for healthcare providers.

Bidders are expected to show how their inspiring innovations can accelerate the development of digital health innovations and grow the sector.

On the government website it states:

“We are looking for projects that span a variety of technologies, markets, and healthcare needs and improve on the current health and care system.”

Technologies that will be the focus of this funding include:

  • virtual and augmented reality
  • artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • the Internet of Things
  • data analytics and security


Taking digital health forward

An example of the type of business that could benefit from the new funding is FundamentalVR. The company provides leading-edge healthcare technology and is currently developing a VR surgical training platform for students to practise and gain confidence before operating on people.


Are you looking for opportunities in the healthcare sector?

Learn more about healthcare procurement and new opportunities available on Tracker by downloading Tracker’s Spotlight on Healthcare Procurement.

This free download discusses what action needs to be taken by the NHS   in terms of its technological transformation.

With prospective business out there, how can your organisation take advantage of the opportunities on offer? Once you have researched the current market you can begin to look for healthcare tenders with Tracker.

Get started by Downloading the Spotlight on Healthcare Procurement here.