Yorkshire & Humber Interactive Healthcare Fund

Funded by Creative England’s Regional Growth Fund and managed by Creative England in partnership with the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network, this Interactive Healthcare Fund is for small creative and digital businesses (SMEs) who wish to bring innovative digital health and wellbeing products and services to market in the NHS and wider health and social care marketplace,

Key information:

* £250,000 will be available via investments of up to £50,000 per application

* Companies must be based in England, outside of Greater London (innovations that have potential to benefit Yorkshire & Humber communities are welcomed)

* The fund will open on Monday 4 April and close on Friday 17 June 2016

* Funding will support the development of innovative concepts using digital technology to improve patient care and health services, in response to the following priority areas:

  • Citizen empowerment and maintaining independence for people living with Long Term Conditions (LTCs);
  • Medicines adherence and optimisation;
  • Public health and wellbeing priorities (e.g. obesity, alcohol and smoking cessation) and reducing inequalities in health;
  • Patient safety and falls prevention;
  • Improving mental health and wellbeing (including young people’s mental health).

We will be looking for projects which can demonstrate knowledge of health and social care challenges developed through working with clinical or expert patient groups or both, and the technology skills and the ambition to respond to an identified health and/or social care need.

Find out more

To find out more you can attend one of our briefing workshops; hear from healthcare experts, find out more about the priority areas, ask questions about the application process and listen to creative businesses share their experiences of the Fund.

Briefing event: Tuesday 15 March, 3pm – 5pm

Venue: The Source, Sheffield

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Briefing event: Wednesday 23 March, 4.30pm – 6pm

Venue: Horizon Leeds

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