SBRI Competitions for Technology Companies
SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) is the Innovate UK programme to provide opportunities for innovative companies to engage with the public sector to solve specific problems.
Technology for monitoring risk management at home
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to develop a remote digital alarm monitoring system to help people with complex needs manage risks at home.
Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership is being supported in this competition by the Can Do innovation challenge fund.
Globally, telecare is continuously evolving through the introduction of new technology. This is a reaction to a growing population in retirement age and changing family structures, including low birth rates.
A number of telecare solutions that are already used within the digital health sector include ambient sensors, GPS trackers and video technology. Although these products work in isolation, they do not currently combine with the main telecare platform used in Glasgow.
Your project must develop a remote digital alarm monitoring system. It must help with the management of risks in the home experienced by people who have complex needs.
It must be a robust digital solution that allows all users to live independently within their own homes, with reduced reliance on publicly funded interventions. It will highlight risks remotely and link in to Glasgow’s existing telecare platform. This will allow Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership to respond appropriately.
There is a briefing event for potential applicants to find out more information, on 14 March 2018 in Glasgow. Register to attend here:
To register and apply for the competition please visit https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/119/overview
Competition opens: Monday 19 February 2018
Registration closes: Wednesday 25 April 2018 12:00pm