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Multi-million pound Asthma Health Technology Fund



NIHR, EPSRC and Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation have come together to launch a multi-million pound fund to support the development and adoption of asthma health technologies. This fund has been designed to support innovation from concept stage through to scaling in the NHS.

Vision of the fund: 

We see health technology as a scalable and effective solution to some of the greatest areas of unmet need in asthma which affects 5.4m people in the UK alone. The intention of this Fund is to support the development and adoption of scalable, user-centred and evidence-based tools for the diagnosis, monitoring or management of asthma.

Two funding streams:

The Fund will support innovation from the concept stage through to scaling in the NHS in the UK. It is split into two concurrent streams:

Multi-disciplinary collaborations:

We know that great innovation comes from the coming together of different disciplines. In addition to people already working in respiratory, we would also like to encourage applications from:

  • Non-respiratory academics with an interest in health technology (e.g. software and hardware engineering, data science, behavioural science or perhaps other condition areas where health technology is more advanced/widely adopted)
  • SMEs with existing technology that can be applied to asthma

Asthma UK is delighted to offer a matchmaking service to help you build your ideal team. If you need any support in finding new partners for your application, please email us at innovation@auk-blf.org.uk.

If you missed our pre-launch event or would like to watch it again, you can catch up now.

For more information and details on how to apply, please visit our partner sites:

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at innovation@auk-blf.org.uk.


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