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Applications for the 2017 NHS Innovation Accelerator are now open


Welcome to the application portal for the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA).

Applications for the 2017 call are now closed. This year the NIA is seeking local, national and international innovations that address the following priorities:



Applications will remain open from Wednesday 14th June 2017 until midnight on Wednesday 26th July 2017.


How to apply

Before completing your application please ensure you have read the following essential documents, providing information about the NIA and the challenges set for year three:



You should also review the wording of the contract, which both you and your organisation will need to sign if you are invited to join the NIA. 

Once you are assured that you and your innovation meet the criteria specified, that you can commit to the time requirements and that you have the written support of your employing organisation, you will need to:


  • Complete the application form
  • Develop a one minute 'elevator pitch' video and insert a link to this pitch on your application form (guidance on how to film your elevator pitch and upload it is available here)
  • Provide any supporting information, where required (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, JPG)
  • Provide a supporting signature from a senior member of your employing organisation (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, JPG)


The deadline for completed applications is midnight, Wednesday 26th July 2017. Late applications will not be accepted. 

All applicants will hear w/c 18th September 2017 whether they have been shortlisted for interview. Interviews will take place in London or via Skype for international applicants. 

If you have any queries about your application, please read the FAQs or email: NIA@uclpartners.com.

For more information about the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) and the 2017 call - including opportunities to meet the Core Team and current Fellows - visit: 




To find out what support the NIA can offer you and the benefits of being an NIA Fellow, follow us on Twitter: 


@NHSAccelerator or search  #NIA17call