Invention for Innovation (i4i) Connect – Call 2: Funding for SMEs

21 August 2018

i4i Connect is aimed at small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in need of a funding boost to reach the next stage in the development pathway. Offering between £50,000-£150,000 over a 6 – 12 month period, its primary aim is to help SMEs get to a point where they can apply for further funding, in particular for a full i4i Product Development Award (PDA), or to support projects at any stage of the translational research and development pathway to further de-risk them for follow on investment.

The submission deadline is: 1pm, Tuesday, 11 September 2018.

Award specifications:

• Lead applicants must be from an SME.
• Lead applicants must be based in England.
• Projects must be £50,000-150,000 in value.
• Projects must be 6-12 months in duration.

– Guidance for applicants (Expression of Interest) – click here.

Further information on the programme and how to apply can be found here

Looking to apply?

We would love to hear from you regarding your pitch and experiences. Get in touch with Medilink at 0121 452 5630.

Plus, if you're involved in the following: 

  • prevention
  • self-care
  • wellness

then get in touch with the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) to see how you can benefit from support with your application. Please contact Elain Russell, Prevention and Self Care Lead, on or 0121 371 8061.