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Invention for Innovation (i4i) Product Development Awards - Call 14 opens 26th April 2017

Application dates:26 April 2017 to 07 June 2017

Applications are invited for translational funding to support the R&D of medical devices, active implantable devices and in vitro diagnostic devices in any area of existing or emerging clinical need.

Invention for Innovation (i4i) Product Development Awards comprise both early and late stages of R&D, including the clinical development of laboratory-validated technologies or interventions. Although no funding limit is imposed, applicants must fully justify all costs. The funding period is for up to three years.

Lead applicants may be from academia, industry or an NHS organisation.

Essential requirements:

  • Any R&D activities must be within scope
  • A minimum of two organisations must be involved from either NHS Trust, HEI or SME
  • Lead applicants must be based in England
  • Work packages must not include animal studies
  • Projects must have progressed beyond basic research and have demonstrated proof-of-concept

Product Development Awards Call 14 Dates


Stage 1

Stage 2 (if invited)

Competition launch

26 April 2017 (9am)

02 August 2017 (9am)

Submission deadline

07 June 2017 (1pm)

27 September 2017 (1pm)

Submission outcome

July 2017

December 2017 (earliest)

As a translational funding scheme, i4i advances healthcare technologies, devices and interventions for increased patient benefit in areas of existing or emerging clinical need. We fund collaborative R&D projects in medtech SMEs, universities and the NHS that demonstrate proof-of-principle and have a clear pathway towards adoption and commercialisation. 

Supporting information

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