NHS Test Beds: NHS organisation expression of interest
Innovate UK is to invest up to £4.5 million on behalf of the Office for Life Sciences (OLS), a joint unit between the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This is in projects that integrate new product and service innovations. These projects must produce significant health improvements at the same or less cost than existing practice.
An additional £1.5 million is available from NHS England. This is specifically for projects that integrate digital approaches to self-management education and support for people with type 2 diabetes.
This is the first stage of the competition and is calling for expressions of interest (EoI). By entering you state that you are willing to lead a project in partnership with other organisations.
The EoI part of this competition has 2 strands. This is the strand for NHS organisations or partnerships who want to lead a consortium. The other strand is for businesses. To apply you must be an NHS organisation or partnership with a clearly defined health and care challenge that is in line with national NHS and life sciences priorities.
If your proposal is selected, you will be invited to attend a collaboration workshop between 9 and 13 April 2018 to help you meet and select your partners. Once your consortium is formed, you will be invited to submit a detailed application to the full Test Beds competition.