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 New Therapies: Focusing on the need to produce safer, more targeted treatments fit for the demands of the decades up to 2050 and beyond.
- Expanding the Frontiers of Physical Intervention: The potential to enhance established techniques and develop pioneering new approaches to such intervention that deliver high precision, minimal invasiveness and maximum impact.
- Transforming Health and Care Beyond the Hospital: Meeting the need for novel technologies that enable timely interventions beyond hospital settings and help people manage their own physical and mental health.
- Optimising Disease Prediction, Diagnosis and Intervention: Addressing both physical and mental health with techniques that optimise patient-specific illness prediction, accurate diagnosis and effective intervention.
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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The vision of the healthcare technologies theme is to accelerate the translation of EPSRC research to healthcare applications.
The Healthcare Technologies is a new multidisciplinary challenge theme initiated by EPSRC in April 2011. This theme draws strongly from across the breadth of EPSRC’s portfolio of research in engineering and the physical sciences.
The healthcare technologies strategy has three elements which form an interconnected matrix and provide a framework for the activities of the theme: grand challenges, cross-cutting research capabilities and an impact and translation toolkit.
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Research areas related to the Healthcare technologies theme within EPSRC.
A strategic aim of the Healthcare Technologies theme is to accelerate translation of funded research through to products and practices. One of the ways in which this is done is through working in partnership with other key stakeholders.
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Healthcare Technologies Challenge Awards
EPSRC has announced 20 healthcare technologies projects, funded with an investment of £30.8 million. Four projects were co-funded with the Medical Research Council (MRC).
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