Appeal to all IT service providers and implementer of the openIMIS community: The global charitable foundation Wellcome calls for proposals for the ‘Innovator Awards: Digital Technologies‘ in order to advance Universal Health Care. These awards support researchers who are transforming great ideas into digital healthcare innovations that could have a significant impact on human health. The level of funding is £500,000 to £1 million and lasts up to two years.

 

 

What are the project requirements?

 

The purpsoed project must be innovative, disruptive and address an unmet healthcare need or challenge. Technologies should be developed that could result in significant changes in different fields, for example in quality, speed, cost or outcomes.

Wellcome is particularly looking for following technologies:

  • advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of psychosis
  • accelerate, and reduce the cost of, drug development including target identification, trial design and drug repurposing
  • make urgent and emergency care affordable and scalable in low- and middle-income countries.

Wellcome specificly encourages collaborations from a variety of disciplines including data/software scientists, the physical sciences, engineering and the health sciences community (eg life science researchers, clinicians, medicinal chemists etc).

 

 

Who can apply?

 

Individuals as well as teams from non-profit and commercial organisations can apply for the awards. The organisations can be of any size based around the world. Researchers of any digital technology (e.g. intelligent, data driven, immersive, connected) can apply.

 

 

How to apply?

 

After reading the application guidance submit your full application through Grant Tracker. Wellcome staff and external experts will assess your proposal’s suitability and competitiveness for the scheme on 28 January 2019.

 

If your application is shortlisted, it will be further assessed by external experts from our Innovator Awards Advisory Group on 28 February 2019. There are no interviews. The decision will be given within six months of submitting the application.

 

Application deadline is on 3 December 2018.