June 2014 - Bev Luchmun

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Invention for Innovation (i4i)
Bev Luchmun
Industry Lead NISCHR
www.nischr.org.uk
National Institute for Social
Care and Health Research
(NISCHR)
• Develops policy on research and development
(R&D) to reflect the health and social care
priorities of the Welsh Government
• Aims to support the creation of high-quality
evidence to inform policy and benefit patients
and the public
• Commissions and directly funds R&D activity
i4i programme objectives
To advance the translation of healthcare
technologies for increased patient benefit
through guided progression of innovative
medical technologies
Invention for Innovation (i4i)
NIHR England
- manage programme
- single entry point for applications
NISCHR support for:
– Wales based researchers
– Product Development award
Projects
• Developing medical devices, active implantable
devices and in vitro diagnostic devices (defined by
EU Directive 2007/47/EC, 90/385/EEC, 98/79/EC)
• Projects which are utilising and developing
techniques or technologies from a different
industry sector, which could have a potential
impact if applied in a healthcare setting.
Overview
• NISCHR: £3.1million / 10 projects
• NIHR commitment £16 million / 27 projects
• Funding award determined by the scale and
nature of research
• Awards 1-3 years
Eligibility
• Lead applicants must be based in England and
Wales
• Key contributors to the project must be
represented as co-applicants
• Funding can be awarded to NHS organisation,
HEI or industry
• SME’s are welcome
Project entry and exit points
Entry
• Applications must be informed by evidence
obtained through prior basic research
Exit
• Proposed projects are expected to fall along the
development pathway up to a point where an
advanced prototype medical device or
technology has been tested within the laboratory
• Clinical testing is also permissible until product is
ready for formal clinical efficacy and utility trials
Call 8 Timetable
•Call Opened: 14th May 2014
Submit Outline: By 1pm, 9 July 2014 (Assessed by sub-panel)
Outcome/Invite: 4 August 2014
Full Application: 1pm, 17 September 2014
Panel: 24 November 2014
Presentation &
Q&A
Jul
Aug
Sep
Outcome: December
2014
Nov
Dec
Points to consider
• Clinical unmet need clearly articulated
• Applications must show high degree of technical
innovation
• Appropriate expertise within team
• Clear and credible plan for introduction into the
NHS
Selection
criteria
• Quality of outline and full applications
• Demonstrable evidence that a novel technology
or intervention will deliver benefits to patients
• Relevance of research to needs of NHS
• Strength of project team
• Strength of business / commercialisation plan
• Economic case
Further information
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Website: www.i4i.nihr.ac.uk
Email:[email protected]
Tel:020 8843 8015
[email protected]
029 20 82 5439
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