Cancer innovation challenge in Scotland: apply for funding


Monday 15 May 2017

Up to £325,000 is available to fund the development of innovative technologies that find new ways of integrating data into Scotland-wide healthcare processes. The aim is to improve patient care.

These technologies should record and integrate cancer patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) and patient reported experience measures (PREMs). This will:

  • improve experiences of treatment, care, and personal outcomes
  • explore the clinical and psychosocial impact of new and established cancer treatment
  • make better use of NHS resources by reducing waste and inefficient practices
  • speed up the adoption of new technologies into the NHS through efficient evaluation mechanisms
  • create high value research infrastructure with global reach

This competition has 2 phases. Up to £125,000 (including VAT) is available for phase 1, and up to £200,000 (including VAT) for Phase 2:

  • Phase 1: technical feasibility. Projects should last up to 3 months and range in size up to a total cost of £25,000
  • Phase 2: development and evaluation. Projects should last up to 6 months and range in size up to a total cost of £100,000


Competition information

  • this competition opens on 31 March 2017
  • you must register before 15 May 2017
  • you must apply by 29 May 2017
  • there will be an information session for potential applicants on 19 April 2017 in Edinburgh (register by 10 April)
  • organisations can carry out the project on their own or work with others

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition. The Data Lab - funded by the Scottish Funding Council - DHI Scotland and Stratified Medicine Scotland will fund this competition.

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