Cancer innovation challenge in Scotland


Organisations can apply for a share of £325,000 to find new ways of recording and integrating data on patient outcomes and experiences.  The fund is there for the development of innovative technologies that find new ways of integrating data into Scotland-wide healthcare processes. The aim is to improve patient care.

These technologies should record and integrate cancer patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) and patient reported experience measures (PREMs). This will:

  • improve experiences of treatment, care, and personal outcomes
  • explore the clinical and psychosocial impact of new and established cancer treatment
  • make better use of NHS resources by reducing waste and inefficient practices
  • speed up the adoption of new technologies into the NHS through efficient evaluation mechanisms
  • create high value research infrastructure with global reach

This competition has 2 phases. Up to £125,000 (including VAT) is available for phase 1, and up to £200,000 (including VAT) for Phase 2:

  • Phase 1: technical feasibility. Projects should last up to 3 months and range in size up to a total cost of £25,000
  • Phase 2: development and evaluation. Projects should last up to 6 months and range in size up to a total cost of £100,000.

Key Dates:

  • Competition opens on 31 March 2017
  • You must register before 15 May 2017
  • You must apply by 29 May 2017
  • There will be an information session for potential applicants on 19 April 2017 in Edinburgh (register by 10 April)
  • Organisations can carry out the project on their own or work with others.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this competition, please email the Innovation SuperNetwork team at or complete the form below so we can help you and guide you through the application process.

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Our work is only possible with the support of our local and national partners, including Innovate UK, the Knowledge Transfer Network, the North East LEP, Northumbrian WaterNorth East BIC, and Reece Innovation with part funding from the European Regional Development Fund.
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