IgniteData secures £1/2 million Innovate UK grant for ground-breaking clinical trial data project

March, 2024
IgniteData secures £1/2 million Innovate UK grant for ground-breaking clinical trial data project

Maidenhead UK, 26 March 2024 – IgniteData, a global leader in the fast accurate transfer of regulatory-grade data between electronic healthcare records (EHR) and study databases, has received £1/2 million from Innovate UK Smart Grants to fund a transformative clinical research data project. The initiative will focus on providing hospitals and trial sponsors with streamlined access to unstructured healthcare data, delivering efficiencies, reducing costs and improving patient care.

IgniteData is at the forefront of clinical trial data transformation through Archer, its system-agnostic data transfer technology. Archer replaces laborious and error-prone manual data transcription processes, enabling researchers to rapidly transfer structured data (such as Vital Signs and Labs) from a hospital’s EHR to a sponsor’s study database. The Innovate UK funding will enable IgniteData to build on existing work addressing the challenges around unstructured data (such as diagnoses, clinical procedures and free text notes) and the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in enhancing data accessibility for clinical studies.

Innovate UK supports business and research collaborations to accelerate innovation and drive business investment into R&D. IgniteData was first awarded Innovate UK funding for Archer in 2019 as part of government support for the UK’s next generation of innovative businesses.

IgniteData CEO Dan Hydes said, “Once again we are honoured and grateful to receive this extremely valuable funding from Innovate UK for such an important digital transformation project Unstructured data accounts for a significant proportion of the data required for clinical studies and, thanks to projects like this, researchers will ultimately find it much easier to populate study databases and complete transfers of all the data elements needed for trials – to the benefit of hospitals and their sponsors and of course, the patients who need new treatments to be delivered as fast as possible.”


IgniteData is transforming the future of clinical trials through its cloud-based Virtual Research Assistant, Archer. A system-agnostic solution, Archer brings modern interoperability between EHR and key research systems, such as EDC, to provide seamless, secure transfer of clinically-validate data for clinical trials.

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Dan Hydes
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