Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme

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Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme
Dr Martin Anyim
i4i Assistant Director
09/10/2013
Programme objectives
To advance the translation of healthcare technologies for
increased patient benefit through guided progression of
innovative medical technologies.
Types of projects
A low-cost non-invasive visual
aid for severely sight-impaired
individuals
Next Generation Mobile HIV
Diagnostics with Wireless
Connectivity
Types of projects
Stroke reduction via improved opportunistic screening
for atrial fibrillation - An evaluation of the clinical and
economic benefits of the RapidRhythm device within
primary care
Facts and Figures
• Funding: £4 million in 2006/07; £20 million in 2013/14
• Projects last up to 3 years
• Current awards range from £170k up to £1.4 million but
no formal limit
• Since 2010, 52 projects recommended for funding,
totalling £31,105,714
Project team eligibility
• Must be collaborative - Minimum of two organisations
• NHS Trust, Higher Education Institution or industry
• SMEs are particularly welcome
• Lead applicants must be based in England or Wales only
3 key points...
• The benefits to patients and the NHS must be clearly
articulated
• Applications must show a high degree of technological
innovation
• The project team must contain the appropriate expertise
for the work to be undertaken.
Application process
Stage 1
Sub-Panel
Stage 2
Panel
• Sift for eligibility
• Assessed by Panel members
• Includes Programme Director, Chairs and
Deputy Chairs
• Shortlist to invite to Stage 2
• Peer review, including lay review
• Due diligence begins
• Risk friendly, multidisciplinary Panel
• Presentations and Q&A
Selection criteria
• Demonstrable evidence that a novel technology or intervention will
be the ultimate output of the research and will deliver benefits to
patients
• Relevance of the research topic to the needs of the NHS and
patients
• Strength of the research / management team
• The degree of technological innovation and the case for further
development
• The health economic case
• The strength of the overall business/commercialisation plan
• The quality of the outline and full applications
2013 Calls – key dates
7th call for i4i Product Development Awards
Call opens
9 am, 20 November 2013
Stage 1 closes 1 pm, 15 January 2014
Panel meetings w/c 2 June 2014
Outcome
Late June 2014
8th call for i4i Product Development Awards
Call opens
May 2014
3rd call for i4i Challenge Awards
To be confirmed
Beyond the Panel
• Due diligence
– Includes understanding IP position
– Aimed at encouraging success
• Project milestones
– All projects are contracted against milestones
– Agreed with project team and CCF
• Monitoring
– Active monitoring against milestones
– Regular technical & financial reporting
– Site visits, advice, RSGs, IPMG
i4i Accelerator Programme
Aim: To help health researchers maximise their chances of success when
applying for funding and investment.
Eligibility: SMEs, academic researchers and clinicians applying to i4i or other
medical-based funds, those seeking investment to take their early-stage
products forward or to market.
Format: Four days and one evening intensive residential programme at Henley
Business School.
Cost: £1750 per participant (excl VAT).
Next courses: the evening of Wednesday 9 to Friday 11 October and Monday
11 to Tuesday 12 November 2013.
Accelerator Programme Director, Ed Cooper
Tel: 0118 935 7115
Email: [email protected]
Contact details
Website: www.i4i.nihr.ac.uk
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 020 8843 8015
NIHR CCF (i4i), Grange House, 15 Church Street,
Twickenham, TW1 3NL
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