Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to develop automated solutions that will improve the pre-cleaning of surgical instruments.
Award: Up to £150k
Opens: 5th Mar 2018
Closes: 16th May 2018
The aim of this competition is to find an automated solution to the pre-cleaning of surgical instruments as part of the NHS sterile services process.
The solution must include:
The solution would ideally be one piece of equipment. It must:
The competition is looking for a range of solutions that are technically innovative and good value for money. Proposals must show how projects would develop and test a prototype.
This is a 2-phase competition. The first phase will be a feasibility study. Applicants who are successful will be able to apply to take part in phase 2, developing prototypes and evaluating them. A decision to proceed with phase 2 will depend on the outcomes from phase 1.
In phase 1 you will develop a tool or service as part of the feasibility study. Your proposal should include:
If your proposal is successful, you will be expected to work with the NHS to:
To lead a project, you must:
Phase 1: technical feasibility
Projects should last up to 6 months and be completed by 28 February 2019. They can range in size up to a total cost of £30,000, including VAT. The total funding available is up to £150,000, including VAT.
Phase 2: prototype development and evaluation
Projects should last up to 12 months. They can range in size up to a total cost of £150,000, including VAT. The total funding available is up to £300,000, including VAT.
In phase 1 the supplier will work closely with the NHS and other stakeholders to develop an automated solution. The outcome of this project will be a proposed prototype of the solution.
In phase 2 the project will be:
You should estimate costs of the final product for the NHS and provide a developed plan for commercialisation and entry into NHS procurement.
Up to £150,000 has been allocated to fund innovative feasibility study projects in phase 1 of this competition.
Projects will be 100% funded.