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i4i Connect Awards to be launched

Posted: 23rd July 2019

The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme is to launch its third round of i4i Connect awards – aimed at small and medium-sized med-tech enterprises (SMEs) in need of a funding boost to reach their next stage in the development pathway and accelerate the development of promising medical technologies.

Offering up to £150,000 over a maximum of 12 month period, i4i Connect helps SMEs get to the point where they can apply for further funding, in particular for a full i4i Product Development Award (PDA), or to support projects at any stage of the translational research and development pathway to further de-risk them for follow on investment.

i4i Connect 3 will launch on 14 August 2019, to find out more, watch this video.

Please note that open competitions offering funding opportunities to SMEs are also available from SBRI Healthcare, UKRI and Wellcome Trust