bloc // December 13, 2013

JELLY: Betsi Cadwallader University Health Board SBRI Competition Jelly ⁄⁄

Where : Ty Menai, Ffordd Penlan, Parc Menai.Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 4HJ
When : Thursday 19th December, 10.00 – 14.00

Inventorium are holding a Jelly event on December 19th at CAST, Ty Menai, on Parc Menai.

This is an exciting prospect. There are £1 million of contracts to be won by agile small businesses in the few weeks.

Inventorium have worked with BCUHB to secure a Small Business Research Initiative whose aim is to

increase time nurses devote to bedside care by 10%

The brief does outline some of the issues but they are genuinely interested in innovative solutions.

The specific call asks:

Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board are collaborating with the Welsh Government and Technology Strategy Board to launch a new £1m Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition to find innovative technology based solutions for Health Care.

The focus of this competition is to find new technologies that can make a real difference to patients and nursing staff. The competition offers an opportunity for innovative businesses to work with the NHS in Wales to help solve the anecdotal problem of nursing time being diverted from patient care. Our problem space is: Nurses spend more time than desirable on activities other than patient care, these activities include:

Serial recording of the same patient information.

Repeated sharing of the same information with colleagues and other agencies.

Collecting and recording necessary data for audit purposes.

Bed management (finding beds for patients).

Requesting and chasing investigations and test results for patients.

Finding and completing paper documentation.

The applications need to be in on January 31st.

5 teams can be awarded £40K to fully develop proposals for innovative solutions starting in March.

2 teams will be selected in June to receive £400K Purchase Viagra for implementing the solutions.
You may want to know more.
You may feel that you would do better in this competition if you were in collaboration with others.
We want to help local small business win this competition.

On Thursday December 19th Inventorium will be holding a JELLY – an open drop in opportunity for networking, partnership building and information. The BCUHB Project Officer will be present.

You can bring your laptop along and carry on doing your normal work when you are not engaged.

Register here: