The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programme invites proposals to Call 25 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.
Timelines for this call are as follows:
 Step Stage 1 Stage 2 (if invited)
Webinar TBC  –
Competition launch 20 October 2022 16 February 2023
Submission deadline 7 December 2022 (1pm) 12 April 2023 (1pm)
Submission outcome 16 February 2023 July 2023
The submission deadline for this call is 7 December 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.