Round 3 of the Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award is now open
The Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award (AI Award) supports AI solutions across the whole development pathway, from initial feasibility to clinical implementation.
It is funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement and the NIHR in partnership with the Accelerated Access Collaborative and NHSX. Projects funded in the first round were announced in September 2020.
The Artificial Intelligence in Health and Care Award (AI Award) has now launched competition 3 and is inviting applications to Phases 2-4.
What is the scope of the AI in Health and Care Award?
The AI in Health and Care Award will deploy £140m over four years to accelerate the testing and evaluation of the most promising AI technologies that meet the strategic aims set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. It is run in partnership with the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) and NHSX and is part of the NHS AI Lab.
The award supports AI technologies across the spectrum of development, from initial feasibility to evaluation within clinical pathways in the NHS and social care settings, to the point that they could be nationally commissioned.
Applications may be submitted by a small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME), an NHS or social care organisation or service provider, a higher education institution, charity or local authority. Additionally for Phases 3 and 4, the call is open to large enterprises.
What is competition 3?
Competition 3, which opened on 29 June 2021, invites applications to Phases 2-4 of the AI Award.
Phase 2 of the award supports the development and clinical evaluation of AI technologies.
Phases 3 and 4 of the award support real world testing, initial systems adoption of AI technologies into the NHS, evaluating the AI technology within clinical or operational pathways to determine efficacy or accuracy and clinical and economic impact.
Closing date for competition 3
13:00 on 07 September 2021.
For more details
Please see the full details on the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) website.