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£200K available to provide funding for satellite enabled technology and applications to support remote healthcare services in rural Welsh communities

£200K available to provide funding for satellite enabled technology and applications to support remote healthcare services in rural Welsh communities
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The UK Space Agency invites proposals to develop capability for the Welsh Public Sector by providing funding for satellite enabled technology and applications to support remote healthcare services in rural Welsh communities.

1. INTRODUCTION

This Open Call aims to develop capability for the Welsh Public Sector by providing funding for satellite enabled technology and applications to support remote healthcare services in rural Welsh communities. Interested parties must collaborate with a Welsh Public Sector body.

2. CRITERIA

Proposals should address both NSTP technology objectives and SSGP’s application objectives. The project must partner with a Welsh Public Sector body to develop innovative satellite enabled technology and applications. The purpose of this Call is to support the Welsh Government in answering the following question:

‘Demonstrate how satellites and satellite technology can provide remote healthcare services to patients in Wales (e.g. remote diagnostics scanning, mental health support, social care, maternity services etc).’

By the end of the project there must be a solution, to the above question, that can be delivered ready for use. The solution must include satellite-based services using, for example, Position Navigation and Timing, Earth Observation, Telecommunications, to ensure a successful integration with currently available healthcare services.

The project should last no more than 6 months and complete within the financial year 19/20. The total amount of funding available is £200k and proposals can be submitted up to this amount. The number of projects selected will be based on a review of submissions and the available funding. Funding may be awarded to 1-3 projects within the allocated £200k funding available.

Grant funding can only be awarded to UK registered companies and organisations. Industrial co-funding may be required for the selected project/s in accordance with the EU State Aid Regulations.

Applications must be submitted by: 16 September 12 noon

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