The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme invites proposals to Call 24 of its researcher-led Product Development Awards (PDA). PDAs fund the development of disruptive early-stage medical technologies that address existing or emerging healthcare needs. They support translational projects developing medical devices, in vitro diagnostics and digital health technologies that are patient-focused and for ultimate NHS use.

  • Projects can be led by small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SME), NHS providers or higher education institutions (HEIs).
  • Projects must be collaborative between any two of the eligible types of organisation.
  • Projects can last a minimum of 24 months and a maximum of 36 months.
  • The lead organisation must be registered in England.
The deadline for this call is on 10 May 2022 (13:00 BST).
Please complete and submit your application on the Research Management System (RMS). Please note that the RMS is the only mode of submission.

The NIHR will host a drop-in Q&A session on 31 March 2022 between 13:30-15:00 BST to answer any general questions you may have about the call or the application process.

Joint and themed calls

PDA Call 24 also invites applicants applying for the joint industry call in predictive AI, which is run alongside i4i, EME and HTA.
Invention for Innovation is currently participating in the following themed call:

For further details, please visit the themed calls page.