Healthcare technologies

The healthcare technologies theme supports research across EPSRC’s remit with the aim of accelerating translation to healthcare applications. In order to achieve this, we aim to address four grand challenges:

  • Developing Future Therapies: Supporting the development of novel therapies with technologies to enhance efficacy, minimise costs and reduce risk to patients.
  • Frontiers of Physical Intervention: Restoring function, and optimising surgery and other physical interventions to achieve high precision with minimal invasiveness.
  • Optimising Treatment: Optimising care through effective diagnosis, patient-specific prediction and evidence-based intervention.
  • Transforming Community Health and Care: Using real-time information to support self-management of health and wellbeing, and to facilitate timely interventions.

These challenges are a key part of the theme’s strategy and provide a focus for funding opportunities offered by the theme. The full theme strategy can be viewed on our strategy page.

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