SBRI Funding Competition

AI supporting early detection and diagnosis in heart failure management SBRI


This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by NHS Scotland. Successful applicants will receive 100% funding and have access to advice from NHS Tayside, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board and the University of Dundee Health Informatics Centre. The aim of this competition is to develop a system that can provide accessible, timely and accurate data on heart failure from healthcare information which is routinely collected in primary and secondary care. There will be an online briefing event on the 28th October, register to attend following the link below.

The programme is looking for digital and data-driven partners to work with clinical and informatics experts in Tayside. Together they will develop a solution to automatically evaluate and accurately extract meaningful data from a number of healthcare data sources, such as:

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The output will be a national dashboard to give clinicians, managers and policymakers timely access to data so that they can manage, develop or improve patient care. This is phase 1 of a potential 2-phase competition. A decision to proceed with phase 2 will depend on the outcomes from phase 1 and assessment of a separate application into a subsequent phase 2 competition.

Phase 1: research and development contracts, feasibility study

The first phase involves research and development (R&D) contracts being awarded to demonstrate technical feasibility of the proposed solution. A total of up to £40,000 inclusive of VAT, is allocated to this phase. Feasibility study R&D contracts will be up to £10,000 inclusive of VAT. This is for each project for up to 3 months.

Phase 2: research and development contracts, prototype development and testing

The second phase will involve up to 2 R&D contracts being awarded to businesses chosen from the successful phase 1 applicants. Up to £40,000 inclusive of VAT, will be allocated for each contract, in order to develop a prototype and undertake field testing for up to 15 months.

The contract is completed at the end of phase 2, and the successful business is expected to pursue commercialisation of their solution.

Any adoption and implementation of a solution from this competition would be the subject of a separate, possibly competitive, procurement exercise. This competition does not cover the purchase of any solution.

In applying to this competition you are entering into a competitive process. This competition closes at 11am UK time on 9th December.


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