Innovation Grants 2019
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)
• 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.
You can find all the eligibility criteria, guidance notes and our list of members here.
To apply, please download the application form by clicking below, and return it by email to email@example.com.
31 May 2019: Applications open
3 July 2019: Applications close, 5pm (GMT+1)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, before 5pm on Wednesday 3 July 2019.