The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) invites applications to its Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme. There are two types of award: Product Development awards and Challenge awards.
The NIHR is the research arm of the NHS and funds these awards for companies to develop R&D plans in collaboration with a university or an NHS organisation.
Product Development awards support R&D of medical devices, active implantable devices and in vitro diagnostic devices. Lead applicants may be from academia, industry or an NHS organisation and must be based in England or Wales. Calls are repeated two times per year.
Challenge awards are based on themed calls in areas of existing or emerging healthcare need. Lead applicants must be from NHS organisations in England and Wales and form partnerships with UK universities and/or companies based and conducting R&D in the UK. The themes will be repeated in autumn. The current themes are:
- Oncology Diagnostics
- Trauma and Critical Care.
For more, see http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/i4i-challenge-awards.htm
The deadline for outline applications for all calls is Wednesday 27 May 2015 1:00 pm.
To clarify whether your project is within scope or for any other questions , e-mail i4i.Programme@nihr-ccf.org.uk
To apply, visit: http://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/invention-for-innovation.htm