iCAIRD is funded by Innovate UK, under the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).

ISCF is part of the governments’ Industrial Strategy and brings investment to world-leading research hubs & businesses in the UK to address the industrial and societal challenges faced today.

We are currently identifying suitable funding opportunities available for prospective iCAIRD partners wishing to work with us. One such example of the type of eligible funding option for iCAIRD-partnered projects is the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI).

Small Business Research Initiative

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) is an Innovate UK programme which is aimed at businesses & public-sector organisations with the purpose of bringing together government challenges and ideas from industry to create & promote innovative solutions.

Current projects involve the development & integration of AI in fracture diagnostic healthcare workflows. Successful applicants receive input from NHS Grampian, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, the University of Aberdeen and Canon Medical Research Europe, having the opportunity to integrate work with us in iCAIRD in developing their AI and machine learning technologies.

Further information & updates on this initiative can be found here