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NIHR HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT (HTA) PROGRAMME

This programme will support projects aimed at obtaining evidence regarding effectiveness, costs and broader impact of particular healthcare treatments. “Technology” includes any method used to promote health; prevent and treat disease; and improve rehabilitation or long-term care, and includes: procedures, drugs, devices, diagnostic tests, settings of care and screening programmes. HTA research is undertaken when evidence exists to show that a technology can be effective, but the purpose of the HTA study must be to establish the clinical and cost-effectiveness for the NHS in comparison with the current best alternative(s). There are commissioned and researcher-lead calls which open around 3 times a year. 

NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes

A total prize pot of around £650,000. Themed challenges are issued of varying value (£50k-£100K) in addition to smaller Acorn Challenges (£10k each). Call expected to open in September each year.

Horizon 2020

The EU is holding a Research and Innovation Programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

The future of mental health treatment options

With big pharma short on solutions, we talk to people pioneering new ways to beat conditions including anxiety, depression and schizophrenia.