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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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.
Healthcare Technologies Grand Challenges, Cross-cutting research capabilities, Impact and translation toolkit, Developing our strategy, Strategic Advisory Team
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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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