Relaunch of i4i Challenge Award on Mental Health
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that are developing novel solutions in the field of mental health are encouraged to apply for the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Challenge Awards competition. The award will fund one project per year for two consecutive years (2017-2018) on a ‘winner takes all’ basis, with no upper limit on funds requested. In order to be eligible for funding, the project must have progressed beyond proof of concept and be at a stage to include first-in-man or later stage trials. Applications must also include one collaborator from an NHS Trust or NHS service provider in order to facilitate clinical uptake and adoption into the NHS. The NIHR has infrastructure, through the NIHR Healthcare Technology Co-operatives and NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operatives, available to work with companies. The deadline for applications is 5 April 2017 1pm.