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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) invites application for its Invention for Innovation Programme

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) invites applications to its Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme. There are two types of awards, Product Development Awards and Challenge awards.

Product Development awards supports 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 or 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 themese are:

  • Oncology Diagnostics
  • Trauma and Critical Care

The deadline for outline applications for all calls in Wednesday, 27 May 2015 1:00pm.

To clarify whether your project is within scope or for any other questions, e-mail

To apply, visit: