Funding competition: Needle free medicines delivery technologies: Feasibility studies

Funding competition: Needle free medicines delivery technologies: Feasibility studies

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million for feasibility studies. These will be to support the development and manufacturing of needle free technologies to administer medicines.

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Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £1 million in innovation projects.

The aim of this competition is to fund feasibility studies investigating technologies enabling needle free administration of medicines. These include the development of novel formulation approaches and manufacturing technologies for the dosage form applicable to therapeutics, including complex medicines and vaccines.

Your proposal must show how your project will improve the productivity, competitiveness and growth for at least one UK micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) involved in the project.

Your proposal must deliver the following benefits:

  • drive economic recovery and levelling up by supporting job creation, skills development and inward investment in medicines manufacturing
  • drive health security and patient benefit whilst demonstrating improved productivity and reduced time to market
  • de-risk the development of needle free delivery technologies in medicine manufacturing
  • support equality, diversity and inclusion via project initiatives and project outcomes

In applying to this competition, you are entering into a competitive process.

This competition closes at 11am UK time on the deadline stated in this Innovate UK competition brief. We cannot guarantee other government or third party sites will always show the correct competition information.

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Project size

Your project’s total grant funding request must be between £50,000 and £100,000.

Accessibility and Inclusion

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and are committed to making our application process accessible to everyone. This includes making reasonable adjustments, for people who have a disability or a long-term condition and face barriers applying to us.

You can contact us at any time to ask for guidance. We recommend you contact us at least 15 working days before this competition’s closing date to allow us to put the most suitable support in place. The support we can provide may be limited if you contact us close to the competition deadline.

You can contact Innovate UK by email or call 0300 321 4357. Our phone lines are open from 9am to 12 pm and 2pm to 5pm UK time, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).


  • Competition opens: Wednesday 3 January 2024
  • Competition closes: Wednesday 14 February 2024 11:00am


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