Aim: To accelerate the uptake and use of proven new treatments and devices in the NHS. The programme supports projects from prototype and commercial development until a device or technology is ready for clinical testing.
Funding: Awards vary depending on the project, but officially there is no upper limit (annual budget of £20 million):
Process: Two-stage process with independent peer review. All short listed projects are invited to give a 10 minute presentation followed by a 50 minute Q&A session. Applicants need to sell the idea 'Dragon's den' style and then demonstrate that the team is fit to carry out the project. The process takes about 3-4 months.
Criteria: Applications will be judged on the following criteria: