Combatting loneliness with solutions that enable communities to help each other in digitally and transport deprived areas.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £250,000
Opens: 16th Jul 2018
Closes: 29th Aug 2018
Isolation and loneliness significantly impact people’s health and well-being in areas with poor digital technology and transport.
Digital innovations and technology could connect isolated people, transform public services and support transport opportunities.
This competition is looking for proposals that provide support to individuals of all ages and communities. The aim is to reduce loneliness and connect rural communities through low cost, co-designed, user-friendly technology.
The challenge consists of 3 parts, which can be incremental:
Priority user groups include but are not limited to:
To lead a project, you can:
Projects in phase 1 are expected to range in size up to total costs of £50,000, including VAT.
Projects must start by 23 November 2018 and can last up to 3 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.
The overall programme will be delivered over 2 phases. A decision to proceed with phase 2 will depend on the outcomes of phase 1.
Innovate UK will not fund projects which do not:
To find out more about this competition – please click here.