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Healthcare challenges

West of England AHSN challenges

Design Together, Live Better – now closed

In the next phase of Design Together, Live Better we plan to continue connecting people who are interested in creating or being part of designing new healthcare products with innovators of new technologies and solutions.

We are inviting digital developers help us create an effective and easy-to-use online engagement platform where these connections can happen. Read more.

Diabetes Digital Coach – now closed

This challenge, developed in association with people who have diabetes and healthcare professionals who specialise in diabetes, was aimed at exploring new mobile health tools for self-management of diabetes.

We looked for SMEs and third sector organisations that will ultimately be capable of supplying the NHS with their product or service on a commercial basis in response to our challenge to help people manage their diabetes.

We were interested in products that are already be on the market, suitable for people who have more than one long term health condition and capable of linking into clinical IT platforms via a portal. We are particularly interested in apps and mobile websites.

Applications for this challenge are now closed. We have received 27 applications from international companies, corporates and SMEs, of which four have now been selected for further evaluation.

If you would like to find out more information about this challenge please read the challenge brief or contact .

National challenges

SBRI Healthcare – closed

SBRI Healthcare is delivered collaboratively by NHS England and the AHSN Network to develop innovative products and services that address unmet health needs. The West of England AHSN is supporting the autumn funding competition, which is now open for applications.

Entrepreneurs are invited to apply for up to £1 million investment to develop and commercialise innovations with a focus on developing ‘General Practice of the Future’.

Applications are invited from across the UK. Briefing events will take place in Cambridge and Bristol.

The Bristol briefing event takes place on Thursday 27 October at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. To book your place visit the SBRI Healthcare website.

The deadline for applications: 24 November 2016.

Further details are available here. For more information call our Enterprise Team on 0117 900 2652  or email



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