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NIHR launches next round of i4i Product Development Awards (PDA)

Posted: 23rd April 2021

The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme is delighted to launch its 22nd round of i4i Product Development Awards (PDA) to support translational research and development of medical devices, in vitro diagnostics and high-impact patient-focused digital health technologies for ultimate NHS use. The research proposals may address any disease or health area, provided there is a clear unmet clinical need.

There is no upper funding limit for Product Development Awards, but costs must be fully justified. The project can be led by small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SME), NHS providers or higher education institutions (HEIs) and must be collaborative between any two of the eligible types of organisation. The project can last a minimum of 24 months and a maximum of 36 months.

i4i PDA Call 22 launched on 14th April 2021 and the deadline for submission via the Research Management System (RMS) is on 9th June 2021.

Before you apply, please make sure to visit the i4i webpage for more information and read through the Stage 1 Guidance for Applicants and Supporting Information.

Please note that open competitions offering funding opportunities to SMEs are also available from SBRI Healthcare, UKRI and Wellcome Trust. Please consult their websites for details and/or to register for future updates.