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1 Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme Dr Martin Anyim i4i Assistant Director 09/10/2013

2 To advance the translation of healthcare technologies for increased patient benefit through guided progression of innovative medical technologies. Programme objectives

3 Types of projects A low-cost non-invasive visual aid for severely sight-impaired individuals Next Generation Mobile HIV Diagnostics with Wireless Connectivity

4 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

5 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

6 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

7 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.

8 Application process Stage 1 Sift for eligibility Assessed by Panel members Sub-Panel Includes Programme Director, Chairs and Deputy Chairs Shortlist to invite to Stage 2 Stage 2 Peer review, including lay review Due diligence begins Panel Risk friendly, multidisciplinary Panel Presentations and Q&A

9 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

10 2013 Calls – key dates 7th call for i4i Product Development Awards Call opens9 am, 20 November 2013 Stage 1 closes1 pm, 15 January 2014 Panel meetings w/c 2 June 2014 OutcomeLate June th call for i4i Product Development Awards Call opensMay rd call for i4i Challenge Awards To be confirmed

11 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

12 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 Accelerator Programme Director, Ed Cooper Tel: i4i Accelerator Programme

13 Website: Tel: NIHR CCF (i4i), Grange House, 15 Church Street, Twickenham, TW1 3NL Contact details


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