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Innovation funding

Feb 2024

NHS Cancer Programme Innovation Open Call 3 announced in England

On January 26, 2024, NHS England announced the third round of the Innovation Open Call, funded by the NHS Cancer Programme. All types of late-stage innovations aimed at early detection and diagnosis of cancer are eligible, including medical devices, in-vitro diagnostics, digital health solutions, and AI. Awarded projects will be 100% funded up to the total value of £4 million to produce and evaluate evidence in a real-world setting, supporting adoption and spread by providers, commissioners, and regulators. The application submission will be open on April 8, 2024.
Oct 2023

The G-BA Innovation Committee recommends transfer to standard care for another three projects in Germany

On October 16, 2023, the Innovation Committee at the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) published the decision recommending the transfer to standard care for another three completed projects. Two projects evaluated the effects of psychotherapy structural reform. The third project analyzed the health risks of long-term use of proton pump inhibitors (drugs that reduce stomach acid production).
Oct 2023

UK Government will invest £30 million in innovative technology for NHS

UK patients will benefit from a £30 million government investment in innovative medical technology, which will help ease pressures on the NHS this winter. The Integrated care systems will be able to invest in the latest technology that can help cut waiting lists, speed up diagnosis, and deliver new and improved ways to treat patients.
Sep 2023

The pilot phase of the Innovative Devices Access Pathway launched in the UK

On September 19, 2023, the Innovative Devices Access Pathway (IDAP) pilot was launched. IDAP program aimed to accelerate the development of cost-effective medical devices and their integration into the UK market. The application window to join the pilot phase is now open to the UK and international commercial and non-commercial developers of innovative health technology. The deadline is October 29, 2023. Eight products will be selected for the pilot phase and receive non-financial support from a team of experts.
Aug 2023

First technology for 2024/25 MedTech Funding Mandate selected in England

In August 2023, NHS England announced the first technology (AposHealth) that will be supported by the MedTech Funding Mandate (MTFM) in 2023/24. MTFM supports NICE-approved, clinically effective, and cost-saving medical devices, diagnostics, and digital technologies, making it mandatory for commissioners and providers to implement them.