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Challenge Awards

The Challenge Awards have a theme applied to each call for applications – for Call 9, they are focused on Real World Implementation.
The funding is to allow consortiums to test their newly CE marked technology, or unregulated digital technology (with reasonable proof of safety and efficacy) in real-world healthcare settings; which covers TRL 9.

The technologies being tested must align with one of the priority areas defined by NHS England, focusing on a clinical need specific to the context where the technology will be tested. Applicants are encouraged to have already engaged the support of various networks such as MICs, CLAHRCs and AHSNs to provide expertise and understanding of the current needs in the landscape.
Further details and criteria for this competition can be found here.

Med-Tech Funding for any stage of research and development… sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Rest-assured, it’s real!
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) offer grant funding via their i4i programme, for collaborative R&D projects to med-tech SMEs, universities and the NHS that have demonstrated proof-of-principle and have a clear pathway towards adoption and commercialisation; with the aim to de-risk projects, making them attractive to follow-on funders and investors.

If you want to know more about the i4i programme, how to apply and how TBAT can assist with your application, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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