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Innovation Grants 2019

We are looking to support 10 innovative projects that either test or pilot an innovation that improves healthcare, with a grant of £10,000 each.

Last year we funded 12 incredible projects that either supported innovative practice that could be spread and adopted across the health and social care landscape or encouraged cross-boundary working in areas of research, education and improvement in healthcare services.

This year, the Innovation Grants programme is open for applications from Health Innovation Network members in south London and their partners, be that a company, voluntary organisation, statutory body or similar.

To be eligible, the innovation should either be market ready or close to being market ready, and the lead applicant must be a Health Innovation Network member organisation. The funding is available over a year, and applications need to meet one or more of our three organisational priorities:

1. Our clinical themes:

Musculoskeletal (MSK)
Diabetes
Healthy ageing
Children and Adults Mental health
Diabetes / cardiovascular patients and a serious mental illness.
Patient safety and patient experience
Stroke prevention

We are particularly interested in innovations that promote self-management, help people get active – physically, mentally and socially, support ‘mind and body’, address cardiovascular risk factors in stroke such as weight and lack of exercise, or seek to improve maternity, neonatal, deterioration, dementia and end of life care or medicines optimisation specifically.

2. Real world validation.
The innovation must be capable of being evaluated within real world settings (e.g. in clinical services) in South London to generate evidence of effectiveness and /or how to carry out the implementation most effectively. This does not include research or clinical trials but does require a report being available to Health Innovation Network at the end.

The innovations we support via the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator and NHSE’s Innovation and Technology Payment are all real-world validated and may provide solutions that you are looking to implement and/or evaluate.

3. Health inequalities.
Innovations which meet specific local South London population needs and specifically address health inequalities in our local area.

Applications are now closed.

Key Dates

9 September 2019: Successful applicants notified


24 September 2019
: Innovation Grants Awards launch event


1 October 2019
: Project start date

If you have any questions, please email hin.innovationgrants@nhs.net, before 5pm on Wednesday 3 July 2019.