Introduction Part of the Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, the Positive Pathways programme will award fixed grants of £35,000 for projects developed by and for veterans. Projects should aim to improve veterans’ mental health and wellbeing by getting veterans out and active. You can find out more about the projects awarded in earlier round of this programme …

by Heather Smith

Specific Challenge: The challenge is to develop a scalable, reliable and cost-effective early warning system prototype to forecast and monitor vector-borne diseases in order to contribute to the prevention of outbreaks mitigating their impact on local, regional and global scales and providing support to existing elimination efforts. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), vector-borne …

by Heather Smith

SBRI Healthcare Competition 17 – Challenge Brief Competition 17 is supported by Health Innovation Manchester and the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network. On Wednesday 15 July, we hosted a briefing webinar to provide details on the competition and the clinical challenges in this area, and to allow potential applicants to ask questions. The webinar had contributions …

by Heather Smith

On 8 April 2020 the Chancellor announced a £750m funding package for the VCSE sector. £310m of this funding has been set aside for VCSEs working with vulnerable people in England. £200m of this funding, the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, is being distributed by the National Lottery Community Fund. A further £90m of this has …

by Heather Smith

GATEKEEPER project is a funded initiative of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme promoted by the European Comission. Itsmain objective is to create a GATEKEEPER, that connects healthcare providers, businesses, entrepreneurs, elderly citizens and the communities they live in, in order to originate an open, trust-based arena to take full advantage of the new technologies potential such as Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Big …

by Heather Smith

Launch of the 2020 Call for Thematic Workshops for Reference Sites aiming to foster a better connection between demand and supply sides of the active and healthy ageing market, and to prepare the ground for the full deployment of the scaling-up strategy, a cornerstone of the EIP on AHA cycle 2018-2020. Deadline 17/07/2020.  Goals of the …

by Heather Smith

 The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is launching the last Calls for proposals under the IMI2 programme, with topics on tackling cancer through artificial intelligence, antimicrobial resistance, neurodegenerative diseases, rare disease diagnosis, the return of clinical trial data to participants, and patient adherence. IMI will contribute a total of EUR 59 million to the projects funded …

by Heather Smith

Specific Challenge: Patient non-adherence to prescribed treatment is an issue that affects patient health outcomes and healthcare system costs worldwide. It is estimated that it contributes to 200 000 premature deaths in the EU each year, and the annual costs of avoidable hospitalisations, emergency care and adult outpatient visits are assessed at EUR 125 billion. …

by Heather Smith

Specific Challenge: Approximately 5,000-8,000 distinct rare diseases (RD) affect 6-8% of the EU population i.e. between 27 and 36 million people; 263-446 million people are affected globall. Despite scientific advances, in Europe, the fact remains that fewer than 10% of RD patients receive treatment and only 1% are managed using an approved treatment. Delivering effective …

by Heather Smith

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million to develop digital health technologies in partnership with organisations from EUREKA countries. Competition opens: Monday 4 May 2020 Competition closes: Wednesday 5 August 2020 12:00pm Description We will fund digital health and smart device projects that promote healthy ageing. They must meet one or …

by Heather Smith