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.

Translational research turns early-stage ideas into deliverable health products. We want to encourage translation by making it easier for researchers to get involved.

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

We’ve launched our Innovation for Impact strategy

Funded projects 

Read about some of the previous projects that our schemes have supported.


Transforming UK translation [PDF 99KB]

  • July 2017

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.

Cardiovascular polypill [PDF 1MB]

  • February 2017

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