Invention for Innovation

The aim of the Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme is to de-risk early stage projects that have a strong potential for commercialisation and acceptance for use in the NHS, making them attractive to follow-on funders and investors.

i4i funds collaborative research projects that have demonstrated proof-of-principle and have a clear pathway towards adoption and commercialisation.

The expected i4i output is an advanced or clinically validated prototype medical device, technology or intervention. If you have an idea for a project and would like to discuss it, we strongly encourage you to submit a pre-submission engagement form

i4i has three funding streams: Product Development Awards (PDA), Connect and Challenge Awards. All i4i funding streams have a two stage application process. See the dates for our funding competitions.

Visit funding web page
(https://www.nihr.ac.uk/explore-nihr/funding-programmes/invention-for-innovation.htm)