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SBRI funding competition: technology for home risk management

At present there are approximately 160,000 vulnerable people in Scotland who receive support and assistance through Telecare. Services range from in-house alarms to motion detector sensors. 

Telecare services currently use an analogue network when contacting for assistance.

To support the switch from analogue to digital, Glasgow is seeking to develop consumer-oriented technologies that are digitally compatible and enable easy support access.

The ideal solution will be one that allows some of Telecare's most vulnerable users to live independently within their own home, with reduced reliance on publicly funded interventions.

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to develop a remote digital alarm monitoring system to help people with complex needs manage risks at home.

Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership is being supported in this competition by the Can Do innovation challenge fund.

A number of Telecare solutions that are already used within the digital health sector include ambient sensors, GPS trackers and video technology. Although these products work in isolation, they do not currently combine with the main Telecare platform used in Glasgow.

Your project must develop a remote digital alarm monitoring system. It must help with the management of risks in the home experienced by people who have complex needs.

It must be a robust digital solution that allows all users to live independently within their own homes, with reduced reliance on publicly funded interventions. It will highlight risks remotely and link in to Glasgow’s existing Telecare platform.

Briefing event for potential applicants

A briefing event for potential applicants took place on 14 March 2018 in Glasgow. Watch our video presentations for a full roundup:

1. The application process and what you need to do

Jon Hazell from Innovate UK explains the application process including how to register documents and submit a proposal. Innovate UK administer SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) - a structured process that the CAN DO Innovation Challenge Fund is using to enable the public sector to engage with innovative suppliers.

2. What's the challenge?

Watch Michael Gillespie from Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership explains their latest challenge to "provide a system that helps people to live in the community safely using technology based care".

3. What can the fund do for my business?

Can Do Challenge Fund Manager, Terry Hogg, explains what the fund does and how it can help your business

4. Got a question? Watch the Q&A session

Watch keynote speakers from Glasgow City Council's home risk management challenge answer audience questions.


Download the briefing presentation (PDF, 4.7MB)

Download supporting information (PDF, 2.3MB)

Download Q&A (PDF, 189KB)

Download Telecare IP Standards document (PDF, 415KB)

Competition opened: Monday 19 February 2018

Registration closes: Wednesday 25 April 2018 12:00pm

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