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 England. 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 providers or higher education institutions (HEIs), who are working collaboratively, with two-three years of funding. The lead organisation must be registered in England. The application is a two stage process. The competition runs twice a year launching in autumn and spring with a stage 2 deadline in April and September respectively.
NIHR i4i Challenge supports SMEs, NHS providers or HEIs with three-five years of funding to assess market-ready innovations in real-world healthcare settings. The lead organisation must also be based in England. The application is a two stage process. The competition runs twice a year launching in autumn and spring with a stage 2 deadline in April and September respectively.
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 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.