NHS Webinar: Grant funding for MedTech Innovation

24th February 2021, 11:00 - 12:00

This free 60 minute session is suitable for anyone from the NHS looking to learn more about how to prepare robust funding applications to support the development of new medical technologies.


The course will be led by Dr Tim Fishlock, Head of Technology Transfer, and Dr Alice Green, Innovation Manager, at Health Enterprise East and delivered in partnership with the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS).

Topics covered will include:

  • A general overview of medtech innovation funding programmes
  • NIHR funding programmes
  • Advice on preparing robust funding applications
  • Advice on pitching
  • Overview of support available to identify and help secure funding


Career professionals such as:

  • Innovators with an early-stage idea
  • NHS Research & Development Managers
  • Commercial Directors
  • Business Development Managers
  • Innovation and technology transfer leads


The NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) supports the development of applications to any oif the NIHR research funding programmes. It provides a free service delivered by a team of research advisers embedded in Universities and NHS Trusts across Eastern Region. They provide advice on NIHR funding opportunities and research design, and act as mentors and guides to anyone wishing to develop a funding application to the NIHR. Specialist expertise is available on quantitative and qualitative methods, trial design, medical statistics, health economics and patient and public involvement. The RDS also provides a conduit to other key organisations and research infrastructure across the region. To access RDS advice and support please complete our online enquiry form at https://rds-eoe.nihr.ac.uk/.

Jon Scales has been a Research Adviser with the RDS for over ten years during which time he has helped hundreds of clients in NHS Trusts and SMEs across Eastern region to articulate and develop their research funding applications. He works across the full breadth of NIHR funding programmes and clinical specialities and is also the regional lead for the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) funding programme. Jon is jointly based at Addenbrookes Hospital and in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Essex.


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