Established by the Department of Health, the NIHR improves the health and wealth of the nation through research and aims to:

  • fund high-quality research to improve health
  • train and support health researchers
  • provide world-class research facilities
  • work with the life sciences industry and charities
  • involve patients and the public

NIHR support for industry

The NIHR is a complete research system supporting high quality translational and clinical research for the benefit of patients, particularly in the NHS. In alignment with the Accelerated Access Review and the Industrial Strategy, we provide a range of support for industry, particularly SMEs, to develop your innovative medical technologies from funding to partnerships and technical support. Come and see us in the Support Zone if you want:

  • Funding to take your medical device or in vitro diagnostic prototype into the clinic
  • Support in developing the right evidence for your device/diagnostic
  • Help finding clinical academic collaborators to work with
  • Funding for clinical trials from feasibility through to full healthcare technology assessment
  • To identify potential sites and investigators to carry out clinical trials
  • Simply to find out more about us