Wellcome Trust: Innovator Awards – Digital Technologies

The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its innovator awards in digital technologies. These support researchers who are transforming great ideas into digital healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health. The project must be innovative, disruptive and address an unmet healthcare need or challenge and it should develop technologies that could result in significant, measurable changes in quality, speed, cost or outcomes. Examples of eligible technologies include those that advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, provide support for clinical decision-making and improve access to healthcare, treatment compliance or provide patient-led management.

Priority is given to technologies that:

  • advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of psychosis;
  • accelerate, and reduce the cost of, drug development including target identification, trial design and drug repurposing;
  • make urgent and emergency care affordable and scalable in low- and middle-income countries

Funding & Duration

Grants are worth between £500,000 and £1M (approx. AUD $925,000 and $1.85M) for up to two years.


Individuals and teams from not-for-profit and commercial organisations can apply. Organisations can be of any size, based anywhere in the world. Researchers working in any discipline and on any type of digital technology can apply. Examples of digital technologies include artificial intelligence and machine learning, data analytics and informatics, virtual and augmented reality and internet of things, networks and sensors. Collaborations from a variety of disciplines including data or software scientists, the physical sciences, engineering and the health sciences community are encouraged. Partnerships between not-for-profit and commercial organisations are also encouraged.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

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