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MedTech Innovation Programme (M-IP) Open Call for Innovative Medical SMEs

01 Oct 2020

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NCL Technology Ventures (NCL) will run a three-year programme to foster growth and expansion of medical innovation within the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) area

The MedTech Innovation programme (M-IP) will assist early stage companies with pioneering technologies that aim to make a significant impact to people’s lives. The MedTech Innovation Programme is part funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020.

Over 150 companies will be given the opportunity to receive a package of specialist training from NCL, that will help to prepare them for entering the healthcare market. Training will be free of charge and include all aspects of developing a commercially viable business, from concept through to investment and market entry. NCL will be supported by a number of regional and national specialists, including local academic and public health institutions.

Companies must either be located within the SELEP covering Kent, Medway, Essex, East Sussex, Southend and Thurrock or consider moving to the area prior to the programme. Each company will need to demonstrate that they have a viable technology or service proposition. Companies can focus on any part of the healthcare market including health, life science and MedTech.

The programme will coincide with the planned opening of the Kent Medical Innovation Centre in Autumn 2021, which has been part funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020 and has previously received funding from the South East Local Enterprise Partnership.

NCL Technology Ventures is a specialist health technology investor, with UK offices in both London and Kent. NCL has backed some of the most promising health technology companies and has a wealth of experience in developing market leading businesses. SMEs that complete the M-IP programme will be considered for investment from NCLs Health Technology Fund.

The programme is open for entry on a first come first served basis. Interested companies should contact Graham Hutchins at mip@ncltv.co.uk

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