1st Call for Proposals - i4i Future Product Development Fund

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The NIHR's Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme would like to invite submissions of outline proposals to its Future Product Development 3b funding stream (FPD3b) for matched-funding support for R&D into innovative healthcare technologies involving collaboration between industry, academia and the NHS. As well as showing a high level of innovation, all applications must demonstrate strong evidence of clinical or healthcare need with a high relevance to the NHS.

As well as showing a high level of innovation, all applications must demonstrate strong evidence of clinical or healthcare need with a high relevance to the NHS.

Applications should concern the prototype demonstration of: 
  •  Medical devices, including tissue engineering and trauma care devices; 
  •  Devices that interact with other medical devices used in the NHS; 
  •  Novel information technology that enables a significant improvement in the performance of healthcare technologies;
  • Healthcare devices for use in the community and patients’ homes. 
  Government support is up to 50% of the total project value, up to a maximum of £300k per year,with the remaining support provided by the project’s industrial collaborators.  Projects must contain at least one industrial collaborator and one research-based collaborator, and are limited to a maximum duration of 3 years.   To make an application, please register on the NIHR CCF website before downloading the guidance documents and forms here.  Proposals must be submitted through the NIHR CCF website no later than 5.00pm on Friday 13 March 2009.   For further information, please visit the NIHR CCF website or contact the FPD3b Programme Manager at i4i.enquiries@quotec.co.uk.   ERBI Members proposal Assistance –   Claire Skentleberry who runs the CEBR network on behalf of ERBI is also available to assist ERBI members with her longstanding prior experience as a professional proposal writer in the healthcare sector. She is very happy to advise, edit or just read and comment on proposals that people are planning.  She is available at: claireskentlebery@erbi.co.uk.

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