Industry & Innovators
We support MedTech Innovators from concept to commercialisation
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Help for Industry and Innovators
New innovations in healthcare can only make a difference once they are adopted. But before they can be used in patient care, they must be proven to be safe and effective at solving an unmet need. Innovators of all sizes must prove the efficacy and value of their new solutions through the creation of research and evidence, before they take their innovation to market.
It’s a familiar problem for innovators who often invest significant time and money in product development, only to struggle to gain market traction once launched because of the necessary evidential thresholds expected by healthcare providers before adopting a new device, technology or software solution.
Who we can help
How we can help
We help to achieve regulatory approval for new devices, technologies and software, and accelerate their adoption by the NHS. We support innovators and organisations at all stages of their product development across all care settings with:
- funding applications – take a look at the funding opportunties available for innovators
- clinical feasibility
- health economics
- human factors
- creating the evidence-base needed to support access and adoption.
Stages of development
How we support medical technology, software, device and diagnostic companies to access the NHS
What is it like to work with NIHR London IVD?
At London IVD, we don’t just provide turnkey evaluation services, we continuously develop and refine robust methodologies for undertaking research in healthcare settings. Traditional approaches of evaluation such as randomised control trials can take years to demonstrate the efficacy of a new solution.
Our novel methods, evidenced and refined over many years, enable our clients to prove the validity of their innovations much quicker with smaller sample sizes, while still providing a comprehensive assessment of new diagnostics, devices and technology. Our research packages are customised according to the needs and resources of each client.
We support innovators at all stages of their product development. We help those who have an idea or concept to mitigate risks and develop initial device mock-ups; we support the development of working prototypes; and we help those with a final product by generating evidence that increases the chances of adoption. While each research project is different, we suggest the following process:
- Firstly, we encourage innovators to make an enquiry using our contact form
- The information provided will help us set up a confidentiality agreement
- After a confidentiality agreement is signed, we will discuss funding options. We work with innovators on grant-funded projects, company-funded projects and academic collaborations (see details below)
- The funding model determines the structure of the project. Once this is secured, the research project will start.
Funding Opportunities for Innovators
There are a variety of funding options available to support healthcare innovators, whether you’re a clinical innovator, SME, or larger organisation. We have various different funding competitions that support healthcare diagnostics, device and technology development in the UK – take a look at our current funding opportunities below or get in touch to find out more.