Organisations can apply for a share of £240,000, including VAT, to develop an innovative AI solution for radiological diagnosis of fractures of upper and/or lower limbs.
Programme: Innovate UK - SBRI
Award: Share of up to £240,000
Opens: 20th May 2019
Closes: 31st Jul 2019
This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by Opportunity North East and NHS Scotland. Successful applicants will receive 100% funding and have access to advice from NHS Grampian, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC), the University of Aberdeen, the Canon Medical Research Europe and the funders.
The challenge is to develop an AI or machine-based learning programme that can help healthcare organisations accurately identify whether a patient has a fracture. This is initially a classification problem (by assigning a value of yes, no or maybe).
AI or machine learning could be included in clinical workflows to interpret peripheral limb radiographs for the presence of fractures, which in most cases are not reported for several days. This would help:
This competition draws on Scotland’s expertise in:
The competition is looking for proposals that:
In phase 1, you must:
To lead a project, you can:
Applications are welcomes that bring together a consortium of sector specialists.
Innovate UK are looking for industrial innovators. You must confidently collaborate and use multiple data sources to develop clinically relevant and commercially practicable solutions. There is potential to commercialise outputs directly through NHS Scotland and globally through the sales and marketing channels of Canon Medical.
NHS Scotland and Opportunity North East have allocated up to £240,000, including VAT, to fund projects in this competition. There are 2 phases. Up to £100,000, including VAT, is allocated for phase 1 and up to £140,000, including VAT, for phase 2.
Phase 1 projects must start by October 2019 and last up to 3 months.
It is anticipated that the feasibility study R&D contracts will be in the region of up to £20,000, including VAT. This is for each project for up to 3 months. It is expected that phase 1 will fund up to 5 projects.
Applications must have at least 50% of the contract value attributed directly and exclusively for R&D services. R&D can cover solution exploration and design. It can also include prototyping and field-testing the product or service. R&D does not include:
The total funding available for the competition can change. The funders have the right to: