Innovate UK & NHS Scotland Diabetes Challenges


NHS Scotland and Innovate UK are funding a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition where successful applicants will receive 100% funding and access to advice from NHS Highland, NHS Lothian and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

The overall programme will be delivered in up to 2 phases. NHS Scotland is investing up to £300,000, including VAT, in innovative solutions in 3 challenge areas as follows:

Challenge A

Using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help develop prediction algorithms and risk stratification for diabetes foot ulceration, amputations and mortality.

Challenge B

Improving the clinical care of patients with a pre-existing diagnosis of diabetes when admitted to hospital by developing a real-time decision support tool and alert mechanism. The tool must improve triage, prevent medication errors, identify emergencies and streamline the diabetes care pathway. 

 Challenge C

Improving the identification (case-finding) of people at risk of osteoporosis and fracture, including those with diabetes.

You can find more details about the competition here:

The following link will take you to a recording of the virtual launch event held on 17thAugust 2020 which was attended by some 79 participants:

Event Video

A copy of the speakers’ presentations can be found here:

The competition is live, with registration closing on the 23rd September 1100am and the competition closing on the 30th September 1100am

Published on: 03 August 2020
Last Updated On: 18 August 2020