Health and Life Sciences

This core sector scheme aims to help businesses address key challenges through the development of innovative new products, services and processes that improve health and well-being or ensure a sustainable and nutritious food supply. Interested? Feel free to contact us.

Health and Life Sciences

Eligibility and scope of Life Sciences programme

Projects must demonstrate innovation and commercial potential in one or more of priority areas such as agricultural productivity, improving food quality and sustainability, precision medicine, advanced therapies (cell and gene), medicines discovery and preclinical technologies, and biosciences.

Only UK based companies and research organisations can apply. Projects must be led by a UK business of any size and all projects must include at least 1 SME. For projects with total costs over £100,000 or a duration over 12 months, at least 2 organisation must collaborate.


Funding levels of up to 70% are available depending on the stage of development and size of company, for projects with total costs between £50,000 and £2,000,000. Research organisations can receive up to 100% of their costs but these are usually capped at 30% of the total project costs.

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Please contact us for further information on the funding scheme, to discuss a project or how we can support you with an application.