The i4i PDA competition is usually open for applications twice a year, with Call 18 being the first for 2019.
The competition is designed to support med-tech projects at any stage of the translational research and development pathway, from feasibility studies through to and including, the clinical development of laboratory-validated technologies or interventions; providing the project has already demonstrated ‘proof of principle’.
To help understand which levels of development are eligible; in terms of Technology Readiness Levels (TRL’s), this competition will support projects from TRL 3-4 to TRL 8; with the expected outcome to be an advanced or clinically validated prototype medical device, technology or intervention.
More details on the scope and eligibility of this competition, and the types of activities that NIHR will fund 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.