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A review of progress and contributions to innovation in healthcare technologies

  Created on Monday, 11 Dec 2017. Posted in Funding

The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme supports the development of innovative medical technologies for patient benefit. Medical technology innovators apply for funding for one to three years through a peer review-based process that includes presentation to a selection panel. Since its inception the product development stream has identified and supported 170 projects, led by 146 principal investigators. RAND Europe evaluated the programme, with the aim of identifying its outputs and impacts and examining the factors influencing performance. The evaluation findings should help inform the future of the programme.