Does your innovation need evidence of impact in a real-world setting? Wessex AHSN is launching a Real-world Evaluation (RWE) Competition which will award the delivery of two real-world evaluations, at no cost to the innovators.
Wessex AHSN has the capability to carry out RWEs through its Insight team, who are funded by our OLS commission. With this competition, we seek to deliver RWEs that will have the most impact on delivering economic growth for innovators. Innovators are invited to apply by 12 noon on Tuesday 13 June 2023.
Undertaking a real-world evaluation of the impact of a health innovation and its implementation in practice is a vital part of the pathway towards adoption-readiness.
Even once your innovation can demonstrate that it functions, the adoption needed to support economic growth is often limited by evidence of impact. A real-world evaluation can fill this gap.
Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) are commissioned by the Office for Life Sciences (OLS) to support economic growth in the health and life science sectors.
The RWE will be undertaken by Wessex AHSN’s Insight team. It will be co-designed with the innovator and the evaluation site(s), and the findings will help innovators demonstrate the impact of their product in the intended healthcare setting.
This is a competitive process to select innovators who are well-placed to benefit from a RWE, can demonstrate their readiness to undertake evaluation (see Eligibility and Selection Criteria), and are likely to benefit in terms of commercial growth as a result.
An overview of the competition timeline is shown below.
Overview of Competition Timeline
|Applications open ||Monday 22 May 2023|
|Deadline for applications||12:00 (noon) Tuesday 13 June 2023 |
|Outcome shared and invitation to selection panel||Monday 19 June 2023|
|Selection panel||Monday 26 June, 12.00 – 17.00, virtual|
|Outcome of selection panel shared||w/c 26 June|
|Evaluation co-design activities commence||July – September 2023|
You are eligible to apply for the RWE Competition if you meet all of the following criteria:
How to apply
Please read our Term of Reference documents, which provide further information on the selection criteria, the application process, and details on how you’ll be working with us.
If you would like to apply, please complete and submit the application form by 12 noon on Tuesday 13 June 2023.
We recommend that you download this PDF copy of the questions and work through your answers before completing the application form, as it is not possible to save your progress.
If you have any questions or would like further information before applying, please contact Emily Hunter (firstname.lastname@example.org).