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Invention for Innovation - Challenge Awards Call 13 Stage 2 Minutes


Published: 06 September 2022

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Minutes of the Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme Committee meeting to discuss Stage 2 applications to Call 13 of the i4i Challenge Awards.

Date and Location

Meeting held on 6 July 2022 at LGC Ltd, Grange House, 15 Church Street, Twickenham TW1 3NL and via Zoom Virtual Meeting.

In attendance

Professor Nick Lemoine (Chair)
Ms Jo Smart (Deputy Chair)
Mrs Janet Champion (Joined virtually)
Mr Chris Chaney (left early)
Mrs Celia Ingham-Clark
Dr David Kryl
Mr Stuart Mealing
Ms Stella O’ Brien
Profeesor Najib Rahman
Professor Wendy Tindale
Professor Claire Hulme (Joined virtually)

NIHR CCF i4i Secretariat

Professor Mike Lewis (Programme Director)
(Joined virtually)
Mr Ben Patient (Director of innovations)
Dr Ruth Nebauer (Assistant Director)
Mr Edwin Tucker
Dr Ian Newington
Mrs Paula Milton
Dr Caterina Lombardo
Dr Francesca Troiani

Operations Team

Ms Grace O’ Toole
Mr Nick Dunmore


Dr Antonio Ruiz
Ms Elena Sundle 


Mr Simon Thorn
Professor Steve Morris
Mr Seb Orton

Applications assessed at Stage 2

NIHR204219: TRICORDER: Point-of-Care Cardiovascular Disease Screening With Artificial Intelligence Enabled Stethoscope
Conflict Committee Member: None
Funding Committee recommendation: Support

NIHR204220: Real World Evaluation of Lifelight®: A contactless vital signs monitor for self monitoring blood pressure
Conflicted Committee Member: Dr David Kryl, Professor Nick Lemoine
Funding Committee recommendation: Support

NIHR204223: CirrhoCare: A real-world, randomised controlled study, to determine the clinical and cost effectiveness of CirrhoCare digital home monitoring and management in patients with decompensated cirrhosis
Conflict Committee Member: None
Funding Committee recommendation: Support

NIHR204224: Smart fitting solution for lower limb amputees: a real word feasibility study across NHS centres
Conflict Committee Member: None
Funding Committee recommendation: Reject

NIHR204225: PredictSURE IBD: a prognostic test that predicts severity of future disease course for patients diagnosed Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. A real-world evaluation of impact of implementation on care pathways
Conflict Committee Member: None
Funding Committee recommendation: Support