Joint Research Office


Invention for Innovation (i4i) Connect funding available

21 August 2018

Awards of up to £150,000 are available for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the life sciences sector from the i4i Connect funding scheme.

The deadline for applications is 11 September.

The NIHR scheme aims to help SMEs prepare to apply for further funding, in particular for an i4i Product Development Award, or to support projects at any stage of translational development, to further de-risk them for follow-on investment.

i4i Connect funded activities can include:

- Generation of data to support an application to i4i Product Development Awards

- Research and development of medical devices, active implantable devices and in vitro diagnostic devices at any stage of the translational research pathway, including:

o Product design

o Manufacturing and scale up

o User requirement assessment

o Intellectual property strategy

o Business case development

For more details, see the NIHR website.