Healthcare innovators have two weeks left to apply for the 2016 NHS Innovation Accelerator


National and international healthcare innovators have two weeks left to apply for the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), with the deadline for applications closing at 5pm on Monday 1st August 2016.


The NIA, now in its second year, is seeking the best healthcare innovators who have proven innovations to help improve health outcomes and give patients access to the latest products, services and technology.

2016 applications will focus on three challenges based on population health needs: prevention, earlier interventions, and long term condition management.

In its first year, the NIA supported 17 Fellows in taking their high impact innovations to more than 345 NHS Providers and Commissioners, raising over £8.9 million in funding, and winning a total of 12 awards.

NHS Innovation Accelerator Programme Co-founder, Dr Mahiben Maruthappu, said: “The NIA offers an ideal opportunity for innovators seeking support to scale evidence-based innovations for greater patient benefit. The programme offers some fantastic benefits to successful applicants, including access to mentorship from a range of experts; pairing with an Academic Health Science Network Lead; peer-to-peer learning and support; speaking events at conferences; plus access to a bursary of up to £30,000.”

Find out more and apply to the 2016 NHS Innovation Accelerator.

For more detail about the application process, join a weekly webinar or attend an information session.



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