Using data and digital technology to deliver better adult social care: SBRI competition

2 July 2019

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition with funding provided by the GovTech Catalyst for Torfaen County borough council. The aim of the competition is to develop data and digital technology to deliver better adult social care.

The overall programme will be delivered over 2 phases. This is phase 1 of a potential 2-phase competition. A decision to proceed with phase 2 will depend on the outcomes from phase 1. Only successful applicants from phase 1 will be able to apply to take part in phase 2.

Phase 1: research and development contracts, feasibility study

The first phase feasibility study involves research and development (R&D) contracts being awarded to demonstrate technical feasibility of the proposed solution. A total of up to £250,000, including VAT, is allocated to phase 1 of the competition.

It is anticipated the contracts will be in the region of up to £50,000, including VAT. This is for each project for up to 3 months. We expect to fund up to 5 projects. The assessors will consider fair value in making their evaluation.

We would welcome bids that bring together a consortium of sector specialists.

Phase 2: research and development contracts, prototype development and testing

The second phase involves up to 2 R&D contracts being awarded to businesses chosen from the successful phase 1 applicants. Up to £500,000, including VAT, will be allocated for each contract, in order to develop a prototype and undertake field testing for up to 12 months.

The competition closes at midday 12pm UK time on the deadline stated.

Funding type


Project size

We expect projects to range in size up to total costs of £50,000, including VAT, for each organisation.

  • 10 June 2019 Competition opens
  • 19 June 2019 Cwmbran briefing event
  • 17 July 2019 12:00pm Registration closes
  • 24 July 2019 12:00pm Competition closes
  • 13 September 2019 Applicants notified
  • 11 October 2019 Phase 1 contracts awarded
  • 11 October 2019 Feedback provided
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