CHIC funded project call now open

What projects are applicable?

Do you have an industry need which could be addressed through CHIC research and lead to significant patient/user/society impact in these COVID-19 times?

Do you have a great idea for a university-based connected health research project?

Do you want to build collaboration with industrial, healthcare and academic partners?

How does 75% project funding sound? (75% spent in academic setting, 25% remainder contributable in company in-kind and cash)

In line with the CHIC Programme Committee COVID action plan the latest call for project proposals is now open for member companies and new members.

This call is for projects less than £150k to run over the next six months, under the research topics of (a) Smart Living, (b) Medical Sensors & Point of Care Diagnostics, (c) Healthcare Analytics, IOT Devices, Living Lab, with preference given to COVID-19 related projects.

How can I apply?

You can download the project proposal document, and you are invited to contact one of the CHIC team to discuss and complete your project description and plan. Small 'pre-project' items of work may be possible to develop a full application.

Please contact Industry Engagement Manager Paschal McCloskey ( ), Centre Director David Branagh ( or Principal Investigators Prof. Jim McLaughlin ( ) and Prof. Chris Nugent ( ) for assistance in developing project proposals including forming a collaborative consortium.

Key dates

The CHIC research project process is outlined below with key dates*:

  • Call open: Now!
  • Call project outline close: Monday 19th October 2020
  • Detailed project proposed presented to the CHIC Programme Committee for full funding approval: Nov 2020.