£3M+ Asthma Health Technology Fund



NIHR, EPSRC and Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation have come together to launch a £3M+ 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.

Learn more about the unmet need and potential impact of this fund from someone with asthma

The Asthma Digital Health fund will launch on 20 October 2020 and the deadline for this call is on 09 December 2020 (1pm BST)


The purpose of this call is to support the research and development of novel solutions to preventing asthma attacks and improving the lives of people with asthma.

The fund will be split into two phases, which will run concurrently:

·         PHASE 1 is for concept stage projects, in partnership with EPSRC (TRL 1-3) and we are looking for applications from academics.

·         PHASE 2 is for translational projects, in partnership with NIHR i4i (TRL 3-7) and we are looking for applications from multisector collaborations (Academics, SMEs & NHS trusts)

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

In order to meet a challenge as big as this,  truly multidisciplinary teams will be needed and Asthma UK is delighted to offer a matchmaking service to help you build your ideal team. Please complete the form at the link below with your details if you would like to take advantage of this.

Coming soon: full information around the funding call will be shared in due course. Bear with us while we finalise some important details. In the meantime, you can also contact or visit our partners sites for further information:

·         NIHR: i4i@nihr.ac.uk | nihr.ac.uk

·         EPSRC: healthcare@epsrc.ukri.org | epsrc.ukri.org

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





Published on: 15 October 2020
Last Updated On: 15 October 2020