Tender Alert: Innovate UK has £400,000 for tech to aid inflammatory bowel disease patients

Susanne Woodman, our Eye on Tenders, is advising our Readers of a substantial Innovate UK project in the form of a competition–and it is coming up quickly. From their web page:

NHS Scotland, working with Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Government, has up to £400,000 to invest in projects that use technology and digital platforms to support and manage inflammatory bowel disease.

The competition is looking for proposals that:

  • help patients manage their health from home
  • promote independence and support people to be more involved in decisions about their care
  • facilitate easier and quicker communication with clinicians

This competition is funded under SBRI (the Small Business Research Initiative) and will have 3 phases – feasibility study, prototype development and pre-commercial testing.

The competition opened on 20 March 2017, and the deadline for registration is at midday on 10 May 2017. There’s a briefing being held in Inverness on 4 April 2017. More information and application link on the Gov.uk website.

3 companies through to next stage in SBRI Telehealth/Telecare

Three of the eleven companies through to the next stage of the NHS Small [grow_thumb image=”http://telecareaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/SBRI-logo.jpg” thumb_width=”150″ /]Business Research Initiative (SBRI) are in the “Telehealth/Telecare for people with Learning Disabilities” category,  according to the latest news release on the SBRI website. Each will receive a further £1 million to continue with prototype development and product testing.

The three companies are Red Embedded, Maldaba and Cupris Health. The other companies going through to the next stage are BioSensors, Digital Creativity in Disability, Bering, Docobo, ADI, Folium Optics, Armourgel and MIRA Rehab.

SBRI Healthcare is an initiative from NHS England supporting a programme of competitions inviting companies to come forward with their ideas and new technologies for known NHS challenges.  In the last year, SBRI Healthcare has launched 10 new clinically-led competitions and awarded £22.4 million to 60 companies to develop products focused on specific NHS unmet need.

Read the full news release at SBRI Healthcare Funds Companies to Develop Game Changing Technologies.

Events for your diary, your CV and perhaps your bottom line

This editor has recently been overwhelmed by important dates near and far that readers needs to be aware of. Beginning with July, the first networking event for the Long Term Care Revolution SBRI National Challenge will take place in Birmingham on 21st July at the Menzies Hotel, Birmingham. Click here to register. The second networking event will take place on the 28th July at The Thistle Marble Arch. Register here

This SBRI competition aims to stimulate the development of innovative new products, services and systems that disrupt the institutional long-term care model, ensuring that UK businesses are well placed to take advantage of this growing market opportunity. A total of £4m is up for grabs so (more…)

Last minute opportunity – long term care revolution LIVE 12/13 May & 1/2 June

LTCR Live London is now just a few days away, and free to attend

Innovate UK are looking for the most ambitious early stage innovative businesses, start-ups and SMEs to join the Long Term Care Revolution Live.

Dates are: London 12/13 May 2015 & Edinburgh 1/2 June 2015

Across the two day events you will connect with emerging thought leaders, explore new ideas with leading health & care providers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, funders and designers; and engage in experiences that will challenge your current assumptions.

You will learn about a £4 million (more…)