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:
Using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help develop prediction algorithms and risk stratification for diabetes foot ulceration, amputations and mortality.
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.
Improving the identification (case-finding) of people at risk of osteoporosis and fracture, including those with diabetes.
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:
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