The Northern Ireland Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety* has launched a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition to stimulate the development of innovative technology solutions to optimise patient health and social care outcomes through improved medicines adherence.
Projects will be selected on their potential to optimise patient outcomes through improvements in the safe and effective use of prescribed medicines and concomitant reduction in medicines waste.
Technology has a role to play to help improve medicines adherence. This competition is seeking to develop innovative solutions to improve medicines adherence in response to assessed needs.
SBRI competitions are open to all organisations that can demonstrate a route to market for their solution.
The maximum funding for any single contract in Phase 1 will be £75k (inc. VAT). Further funding may be available if Phase 1 identifies sufficiently robust and viable proposals for Phase 2.
The closing date for applications is noon on 14th May 2014. (The deadline for compulsory registration is noon on 7th May 2014.)
Full details are available on the Technology Strategy Board website, from which this summary is taken.
* in partnership with Technology Strategy Board, working with the Northern Ireland Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment and Invest Northern Ireland.