Event: NIHR i4i Programme Mental Health Challenge Awards Launch

Date: Monday 14 November, 2016

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Location: Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Weston Education Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Cutcombe Road, London SE5 9RJ

NIHR’s Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme invites you to join the launch event for their Mental Health Challenge Awards competition.

The NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre is pleased to host the launch of the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Mental Health Challenge Awards competition on Monday 14 November, 2016.

Opening in January 2017, the competition will be inviting applications for funding for innovative technological solutions in the area of mental health which have the potential to influence the patient care pathway, improving outcomes for those experiencing mental health.

One call will be commissioned per year for two consecutive years (2017-2018). The competition will operate on a ‘winner takes all’ basis, with no upper limit on funds requested. 

Minor or incremental changes to technologies in current clinical use are outside the remit of i4i Challenge awards. The expected output is a disruptive technology with the potential to offer improved outcomes for NHS patients. 

Essential requirements for Challenge Awards:

  • Any R&D activities must be within the scope of the i4i Programme (see What we fund).
  • Projects must be of three to five years’ duration
  • A minimum of two organisations must be involved from either an NHS Trust, HEI or SME.
  • Applications must include the involvement of an NHS Trust or NHS service provider.
  • Projects must include first-in-man or later stage trials.
  • Lead applicants must be based in England.
  • Work packages must not include animal studies.
  • Projects must have progressed beyond basic research and have demonstrated proof-of-concept. 

The launch event is open to any potential applicants or other interested parties, and light refreshments will be provided.  

The programme is as follows:

12:00    Welcome - Professor Matthew Hotopf, NIHR Maudsley BRC
12.10    Introduction to i4i and Challenge Awards - Mr Martin Hunt, i4i Programme Director
12.20    Keynote talk - Professor Chris Hollis - Director, NIHR MindTech, University of Nottingham
12.30    Dr Julian Edbrooke-Childs, Head of Digital Development & Evaluation and Senior Research Fellow at Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families and UCL 
12:40    Patient perspective
12.55    Questions followed by networking

Please register via the event's Eventbrite page to join us.


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By NIHR Maudsley BRC at 14 Sep 2016, 12:18 PM


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