Innovations team

We want to help researchers and organisations across the world to transform great ideas, discoveries and inventions into treatments, products and cures for disease.

By translating novel science and technology into innovations we can make a significant impact on human health.

Innovation for Impact strategy

Our activities

Our Innovator Awards are open to researchers who are transforming great ideas into healthcare innovations.

Innovations Flagships support the development of exciting new products, technologies and other interventions to prevent or treat disease.

Read about some of the projects we've funded.

Advisory committee

The Innovations Advisory Committee gives advice on our strategy, goals and portofolio. 

Contact us

If you have an idea for a new technology that could advance science and improve health, email


Report 1 July 2017 Updated 4 December 2019

Transforming UK translation

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Eight commitments from the Academy of Medical Science, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society and Wellcome to create a culture that allows research and translation to thrive.

Report 1 February 2017 Updated 9 February 2017

Cardiovascular polypill

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We commissioned Global Life Sciences to assess the evidence to date for the polypill in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases.