If you plan to submit a grant application, we can support you and be a part of that application either as a co-applicant, collaborator or sub-contractor.
Some regular funding competitions for healthcare innovations are listed below:
NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Connect supports small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who are registered in the UK. The scheme supports SMEs with up to 12 months of funding as they apply for further grants, particularly the i4i Product Development Award. The SME’s innovation can be at any stage of development providing there is some proof-of-concept data. The competition runs once a year, typically launching in December with a stage 2 deadline in February.
NIHR i4i Product Development Award (PDA) supports SMEs, NHS or social care providers, not-for-profit organisations and higher education institutions (HEIs), who are working collaboratively, with up to three years of funding. The lead organisation must be based in the UK. The application is a two stage process. The competition runs twice a year typically launching in autumn and spring.
NIHR i4i Challenge supports SMEs, NHS or social care providers, not-for-profit organisations and higher education institutions, with three-five years of funding to assess market-ready innovations in real-world healthcare settings. The lead organisation must also be based in the UK. The application is a two stage process. The competition runs twice a year typically launching in autumn and spring with a stage 2 deadline in April and September respectively.
NIHR i4i FAST (Funding At the Speed of Translation) is a funding scheme aimed at innovators who are in need of a small amount of funding to answer a specific question or to fund a single piece of activity. Applicants must be UK based SMEs, NHS or social care providers, not-for-profit organisations or higher education institutions. The scheme operate a one stage application process, providing between £15k to £50k of funding for projects that can last from 3 to 6 months.
Innovate UK Biomedical Catalyst supports UK based SMEs with up to three years of funding. The scheme supports the research and development of pre-market innovations. However applicants must have existing evidence of commercial and technical feasibility. The competition runs at least twice a year typically launching in January and August with deadlines in March and October respectively.
If you are interested in working with us on a grant application we ask for a minimum of two months’ notice in advance of the deadline. This increases the chance of a successful collaboration.
We expect to see the full application prior to submission of any grant, to ensure mutual understanding.
To find other funding opportunities we recommend visiting the websites of organisations including:
Visit the working with us section for more information on how we can work with you.