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Invention for Innovation - Challenge Awards Call 10 Stage 1 Minutes



i4i Challenge Awards 

C10 Stage 1 Sub-Committee Meeting

Minutes of meeting held on Thursday 23 July 2020 via Zoom Virtual Meeting 


In attendance:

Funding Committee 

Professor Nick Lemoine (Chair)


Ms Jo Smart (Deputy Chair)


i4i Secretariat


Mr Martin Hunt (Programme Director)

Cordelia Davey (NIHR CCF)

Dr Ruth Nebauer (Assistant Director)

Caroline de Winter (NIHR CCF)

Dr Diana Alexieva

Mrs Samantha Wade (NIHR CCF)

Dr Samantha Gan


Dr Caterina Lombardo


Dr Ian Newington


Dr Sandra Nwokeoha


Dr Raffaella Roncone


Miss Lilian Tomlinson


Miss Aisha Wamala


Stage 1 applications to be invited to submit to Stage 2 as follows:

NIHR202162: Real World Implementation of PreSize Neurovascular: medical device software that allows pre-operative rehearsals of stenting surgeries to reduce complications

Outcome: Invite to Stage 2


NIHR202157: REACH - Remote Easily Accessible Continence Help. Evaluation of real-world impact of a revised bowel-continence pathway with the Anisys system, in normal-practice-delivery by Salford Royal Trusl’s Bladder and Bowel team

Outcome: Invite to Stage 2 


NIHR202164: Using digital health to transform the management of long-term conditions in the NHS: Assessing real-world patient experience and empowerment and improvements to productivity and capacity

Outcome: Invite to Stage 2


NIHR202158: Improving minimally invasive restoration of primary teeth in hospital and general practice using Renewal MI

Outcome: Invite to Stage 2


NIHR202161: Real-world testing of software for measuring bone disease on whole-body MRI in patients with prostate cancer and myeloma

Outcome: Invite to Stage 2


NIHR202163: Virtual 3D modelling for improved surgical planning

Outcome: Invite to Stage 2

Stage 1 applications not invited to submit to Stage 2 as follows:

NIHR202159: Evaluating the real-world implementation of a smartphone app to measure visual acuity in children remotely in a post-COVID NHS

Outcome: Reject


NIHR202156: Early Remote Identification of Neurodegeneration in memory services (ERIN)

Outcome: Reject


NIHR20215: An observational study of electrochemotherapy utilising the ePORE pulse generator. (PECS: Painless Electrochemotherapy Study)

Outcome: Reject


Stage 1 application did not fulfil the Programme’s eligibility criteria:

NIHR202160: Point-of-Care 3D X-ray diagnostic for use in A&E to ascertain non-displaced fractures in extremities to be trialled at the Queen’s Medical Research Institute at the University of Edinburgh

Outcome: Reject