Innovation Grants 2021

December 15, 2020

We are looking to support innovative projects that either test or pilot an innovation that improves healthcare, with a grant of up to £10,000 to £30,000

Last year we funded 10 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 HIN Innovation Grants programme is open for applications from 1 December 2020 and close at 9am on Monday 1 February 2021. Applications are invited from organisations who are involved in the delivery/commissioning of health/social care in south London. We are encouraging collaborative bids. In all applications, the lead applicant must be a member of the Health Innovation Network.

All applications will be evaluated against the following criteria. If the proposed project does not align with most of these goals, it may reduce the likelihood of being awarded a grant. Prior to starting the application consider whether the project fits the requirements.

We would strongly encourage projects that collaborate with a commercial partner or developer of an innovation or product you wish to trial. In particular, testing of an innovation that is market ready and supported by the HIN, the DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme, or the National Innovation Accelerator (NIA) would be welcomed. We would not exclude partnering with other commercial innovations.

If you would like to discuss your application or request support with the form, please contact hin.innovationgrants@nhs.net to arrange a call (up to 30min) with our team.

Applications are now open and will close on 1 February 2021 at 9am.

Key Dates

5 March 2021: All applicants notified of the outcome

18 March 2021: Video conference on evaluation for grant recipients

1 April 2021: Innovation Grant Programme start date

If you have any questions, please email hin.innovationgrants@nhs.net, before 4pm on 29 January 2021.

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Apply for the innovation grants by downloading and completing the form and reading the guidance notes.

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By Rita Mogaiji

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