Creative England has announced a new £1million fund to stimulate creative and digital health innovation in UK healthcare for regional based SMEs. The first of four programmes to open as part of this fund is the West Midlands Interactive Healthcare Fund, in partnership with Nominet Trust and the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. The fund aims to encourage small creative and digital businesses in the North, Midlands and South West regions to develop innovative concepts or prototypes using digital technology to improve patient care and health services.
West Midlands Fund Details
Funded by Creative England’s Regional Growth Fund, and managed by Creative England in partnership with the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and Nominet Trust, the West Midlands Interactive Healthcare Fund is for small creative and digital businesses (SMEs) who wish to bring innovative concepts and/or prototypes to the NHS marketplace.
- 5 x £50,000 investments will be made
- Companies must be based in the North, Midlands or South West
- Examples of projects could be improving quality of care; caring for people with dementia; supporting people with long-term conditions; and data visualisation.
- Mobile apps, development of a new game for tablet or mobile are also eligible.
Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and the fund will close on 31 October 2014.
To submit an expression of interest, please click here.