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Invention for Innovation - Dementia Funding Committee Stage 2 Meeting Minutes


Published: 12 September 2022

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Minutes of the Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme Committee meeting to discuss Stage 2 applications to Dementia Funding Committee.

Date and Location

Meeting held on Wednesday 13 July 2022 via Zoom Virtual Meeting.

In attendance

Professor David Llewellyn (Chair)
Professor Blossom Stephan (Deputy Chair)
Dr Ross Dunne
Professor John O’ Brien
Professor Phil Evans
Ms Lorna Green
Dr Stephen Pearson
Professor Eirini Mavritsaki
Professor Claude Chelala
Dr Richard Milne
Ms Jan Speechley
Ms Gillian Harrison
Professor Zoe Kourtzi

NIHR CCF i4i Secretariat

Professor Mike Lewis (Programme Director)
Mr Ben Patient ( Director of Innovations)
Dr Ruth Nebauer (Assistant Director)
Ms Ami Hodges
Ms Paula Milton
Dr Andrew Barber
Dr Xi Ye

Operations Team

Mr Bryan Dar
Ms Elena Sundle


Robyn Polisano
Anni Bailey


Professor Dame Louise Robinson
Dr Elizabeth Ford

Applications assessed at Stage 2

NIHR204283: Spatial biomarkers of early Alzheimer's disease (SABRE)
Conflict Committee Member: Dr Richard Milne, Dr Ross Dunne, Professor John O’ Brien, Professor Zoe Kourtzi
Funding Committee recommendation: Support

NIHR204279: Diagnosing dementia using Fastball neurocognitive assessment
Conflict Committee Member: Dr Ross Dunne
Funding Committee recommendation: Support

NIHR204289: Remote monitoring and early diagnosis in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment in the community (ReMCI)
Conflict Committee Member: Professor John T O’Brien, Professor Phil Evans, Professor David Llewellyn
Funding Committee recommendation: Reject

NIHR204284: Clinical validation and commercialisation of the ReaCTIVE app: A proactive, interactive cognitive monitoring and intervention solution for people with early cognitive impairment
Conflict Committee Member: Professor Phil Evans, Professor John T O'Brien, Professor David Llewellyn, Professor Blossom Stephan
Funding Committee recommendation: Support

NIHR204286: Detecting and monitoring dementia using dynamic digital biomarkers of night-time behaviour
Conflict Committee Member: Professor Blossom Stephan
Funding Committee recommendation: Support

NIHR204280: Digital assessment of auditory perception in dementia (DIADEM)
Conflict Committee Member: Dr Richard Milne, Professor Claude Chelala (Organisational COI QMUL)
Funding Committee recommendation: Support

NIHR204290: Identifying older patients at high short-term risk of dementia and cognitive decline using routinely collected hospital electronic clinical and brain imaging data to improve care
Conflict Committee Member: Professor Blossom Stephan, Professor Eirini Mavritsaki
Funding Committee recommendation: Support