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i4i Connect for SMEs

  Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017

i4i Connect is an NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) funding stream aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in need of a funding boost to reach the next stage in the development pathway. The i4i programme is a translational funding scheme advancing healthcare technologies, devices and interventions for patient benefit in areas of existing or emerging clinical need. The aim of i4i Connect is to de-risk projects, making them attractive to follow-on funders and investors, potentially providing a pathway into a full programme of i4i funding.

Essential requirements:

  • Lead applicants must be from an SME.
  • Lead applicants must be based in England.
  • Projects must be £50,000-150,000 in value.
  • Projects must be 6-12 months in duration.
  • Project start dates must be between 1 December 2017 and 1 January 2018.
  • Upon acceptance of i4i Connect funding, applicants agree to be bound by the terms of the NIHR standard research contract and are expected to sign the contract within 4 weeks of the award notice or the award will be withdrawn.

Phone: 020 8843 8015
Website: i4i