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A new video has been released by WMAHSN, showcasing Meridian. The video features “talking heads” from just a few of the health innovators who have benefited from Meridian, discussing how the exchange has supported them, from initial engagement with potential collaborators to the adoption and spread of the innovations.

These include, from the NHS, Dr Ruth Chambers, a Tunstall GP and Chair of Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group, and Hamid Zolfagharinia, Innovation Manager at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Academia is represented by Aston University’s Dr Chris Buckingham, while industry figures such as Simon Hudson, Director of Cloud2 Ltd; Mark Terry, Senior Consultant at Wendy Fisher Consulting Ltd; Joe Robinson, Training and Development Director of Move It or Lose It!; and Georgina Horton, Marketing Executive of Isansys, also talk about how Meridian has helped their companies.

The video also shows illustrates some of the innovation impacts that WMAHSN has made in 2016/17, ultimately improving patient care, attracting investment or saving the NHS money.

Dr Christopher Parker, Managing Director of the WMAHSN, said: “Meridian is the central part of our offer to our members and at the core of our Innovation and Adoption Service. Alongside Meridian, the service also offers expertise and support, an Industry Innovation Gateway and advice around intellectual property for NHS innovations.

“Meridian pulls everything together for us, allowing people to connect across partner organisations, whether they are from academia, healthcare commissioners or providers, local authority providers or the life sciences industry.”
16 August, 2017 - 10:37
i4i Connect: funding for SMEs to accelerate medical technology development 
Details: The NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme is launching a new funding stream – i4i Connect – aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in need of a funding boost to reach the next stage in the development pathway.
 
Offering up to £150,000 over a 6-12 month period, i4i Connect will help SMEs get to the point of eligibility for a full i4i award or, down the line, follow on-funding.  This will enable accelerated development of promising medical technologies, in line with recommendations from the Government’s Accelerated Access Review.
 
NIHR’s i4i Programme is a translational funding scheme that supports healthcare technologies, devices and interventions for patient benefit in areas of existing or emerging clinical need.  The aim is to de-risk projects, making them attractive to follow-on funders and investors.  i4i Connect is specifically tailored for SMEs at this later point of product development, as well as in the early stage to provide support on the pathway to full i4i funding, with an NHS or academic partner.
 
Deadline for proposals: 13 September 2017
Find out more here
 
NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme – new researcher-led funding calls 
Title / area of focus: The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme funds research into the effectiveness, costs and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests for those who plan, provide or receive care in the NHS.
 
The HTA Programme is currently accepting applications to their researcher-led workstream as follows:  
Find out more here
 
MRC Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship (SNCF): Transition to leadership
Title / area of focus: The MRC Senior Non-Clinical Fellowship (SNCF) supports researchers with a track record of effectively leading their own independent research to make the transition to research leadership and become an internationally recognised leader in their field.  An SNCF provides funding for a challenging research programme, and an ambitious programme of research training which offers accelerated personal and career development.
 
To be eligible to apply, all applicants must be leading their own research group as an independent investigator, primarily demonstrated by senior / communicating authorship on publications which do not include previous supervisors, and have previous success in obtaining research / fellowship funding as a Principal Investigator (PI).
 
The SNCF provides full personal salary costs, together with support for research staff, consumables expenses, travel costs and capital equipment appropriate for the research project.  Awards are made under Full Economic Cost (FEC).
 
Deadline for proposals: 16:00 on Wednesday 20 September 2017
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MRC Career Development Award (CDA): Transition to independence
Details: The Career Development Award (CDA) supports talented post-doctoral researchers to lead their own research plans and establish their own research team to make the transition from post-doctoral researcher to independent investigator.  A CDA provides funding for a challenging research programme, and an ambitious programme of research training which offers accelerated personal and career development.
 
Applicants proposing to continue their existing work, which is indistinct from their current group / leader, are not suitable to apply to the scheme and will be rejected.
 
The CDA provides full personal salary costs, together with support for research staff, consumables expenses, travel costs and capital equipment appropriate for the research project.  Awards are made under Full Economic Cost (FEC).
 
Deadline for proposals: 16:00 on Wednesday 20 September 2017
Find out more here
 
The Health Foundation – The economic and social value of health
Details: The Health Foundation’s new £1.5 million funding programme is a research-led open call for innovative research on the economic and social value of health in the UK.
 
Economic and social factors have a complex, dynamic and multi-directional relationship with people’s health.  While much is known about their impact on people’s health, relatively little is understood about the impact of individuals’ health on the economy and society.
 
The Health Foundation is seeking to support research up to three years in duration that aims to generate new knowledge and expand our understanding of the impact a person’s physical and / or mental health has on their own economic and social outcomes over the medium to long term.
 
Each project will receive between £150,000 and £350,000 for research that is up to three years in duration.
 
Deadline for proposals: 12:00 on Friday 29 September 2017
Find out more here
 
The Health Foundation – Sciana: The Health Leaders Network
 
Details: Apply to be in the second cohort of Sciana Health Leaders.  The Sciana network brings together outstanding leaders in health and health care policy and innovation across Europe.  The network is for leaders who share a deep commitment to quality, sustainability, universal coverage, and patient and community-centred care, nationally and internationally.  Sciana is focused on making change happen to address challenges and improve health care for our populations.  Each cohort comprises 18 outstanding leaders, six each from Germany, Switzerland and the UK.
 
Deadline to apply to be in the second cohort: Friday 29 September 2017
Find out more here
  
NIHR Funding deadlines calendar
 
For an overview of the year’s NIHR calls and ongoing opportunities, please view the online calendar:
https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding-and-support/current-funding-opportunities/
 
16 August, 2017 - 07:45

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