Invention for Innovation (i4i): Challenge Awards 2019 – Real World Implementation
Applications are invited for the 2019 Invention for Innovation (i4i) Challenge Awards for the evaluation of market ready medtech innovations in healthcare settings.
The aim is to shorten the evidence gap between the safety/preliminary efficacy typical of a newly CE marked technology and what is required for decisions by commissioners and regulators. At the same time, this will de-risk the product for follow-on investment.
- Proposals must describe pilot implementation evaluation in NHS settings, and must demonstrate clear customer and stakeholder engagement and competitor analysis.
- Projects must be supported by a strong health economic case emphasising the clinical utility of the new technology.
- Teams are expected to have the appropriate skills for the delivery of the projects. Applications must take into account implementation and stakeholder management activities associated with the project besides clinical and technical aspects, and the team proposed will have to demonstrate the relevant expertise in all these areas.
- Proposals must include a realistic risk-mitigation strategy.
The full scope of the call can be downloaded here.