Developing partnerships for NHSx AI Award applications

Developing partnerships for NHSx AI Award applications

The Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health and Care Award aims to benefit patients by combining the power of artificial intelligence with the expertise of the NHS to improve health and care outcomes. The Award is making £140 million available over four years to accelerate the testing and evaluation of technologies most likely to meet the aims set out in the NHS Long Term Plan. Each round of the Award supports technologies at different levels of maturity, targeting health and care improvements where they are needed most, by both patients and NHS staff. These competitions have been designed to support innovators and technologies across the spectrum of development - from concept through to initial NHS adoption and testing of the AI technology within clinical pathways

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The competition is open to NHS and social care organisations, Higher Education Institutions, Small, Medium and Large enterprises, charities and local authorities. 

Round 3 of the AI in Health and Care Award (which focussed on later stage technologies (Phases 2-4)) closed on 7th September 2021. Winners are due to be announced in spring 2022. Round 4 will open later in 2022. 

In anticipation of Round 4, East and West Midlands Academic Health Science Networks are seeking to develop potential partnerships between NHS and social care organisations, Higher Education Institutions and suppliers of AI technology that can bid for this round of funding. 

If you meet the eligibility criteria for the AI Award and are interested in discussing with us your AI potential challenges or solutions that could form part of a joint application to the Award we would very much like to hear from you. Please complete an Expression of Interest application below and a member of the team will be in touch.


Who should submit an Expression of Interest? 


NHS, social care organisation or HE Institutions: 

If you are an NHS or social care organisation, or a HE Institution interested in implementing AI solutions please complete an EOI. We are currenetly seeking sites for AI technology providers to be paired with. There is a particular interest for acute or primiary care settings. 



If you are provider of AI technology for healthcare, such as an SME please submit an EOI. We are looking for providers that can meet the needs of the above organisations.  


How do I submit an Expression of Interest?

EOIs can be submitted on the Meridian Innovation Exchange.