Organisations can apply for a share of £1,250,000, including VAT, to develop a solution to improve the medication pathway for people entering custody.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £1.25 million
Opens: 4th Feb 2019
Closes: 20th Mar 2019
This is a 2-phase Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition with funding provided by the GovTech Catalyst for the Department of Health in Northern Ireland. The aim of the competition is to source new innovative technology solutions to improve the medication pathway for people entering custody.
The solution should innovate communication in the committal process through the use of real-time information sharing across stakeholder organisations. This will improve the experience and well-being of the person in custody. It will also reduce the number of incidents on prison arrivals related to delayed medication.
There are many ways the medication pathway for people entering custody can be improved, including the following:
You are expected to work with practitioners from the following organisations and take into account their needs and experience:
To lead a project, you can:
Bids that bring together a consortium of sector specialists are welcome.
The first phase involves research and development contracts being awarded to demonstrate technical feasibility of the proposed solution. Projects are expected to cost £50,000 including VAT. A total of up to £250,000, including VAT, is allocated to phase 1 of the competition, with up to 5 projects expected to be funded.
The second phase involves up to 2 R&D contracts being awarded to businesses chosen from the successful phase 1 applicants. Up to £500,000, including VAT will be allocated for each contract, in order to develop a prototype and undertake field testing for up to 12 months.
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.
Projects must start on 17 June 2019, end by 17 November 2019 and can last up to 5 months.
Projects that deliver something already available for purchase in the marketplace will not be funded.