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First five projects win Cancer Challenge funding

7 September 2017

The first five projects have won £325,000 funding from the first round of the Cancer Innovation Challenge.

The Cancer Innovation Challenge received more than 30 applications from organisations across Europe for this first funding competition looking for innovative technology approaches to improving cancer care.

The first five projects have won £325,000 funding from the first round of the Cancer Innovation Challenge.

The funding will develop and demonstrate the technical and commercial feasibility of the five projects innovation over the next three months. Two will then be selected to continue to the next stage, where they will receive further funding to develop prototypes over a six-month period.

The five projects are:

  • Remote Patient Measures – Docobo, Surrey.
  • My Clinical Outcomes – My Clinical Outcomes, London.
  • PROEMS – Openbrolly, Elgin.
  • OWise for Scotland – Px HealthCare, London.
  • Digital platform for Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) cancer service in Scotland – Sitekit Health, Isle of Skye.

Find out more about these projects on the Cancer Innovation Challenge website.

The Cancer Innovation Challenge aims to inspire novel data and tech innovations to help Scotland become a world leader in cancer care. It is funded by SFC and led by the Data Lab, working with the Digital Health and Care Institute (DHI) and Stratified Medicine Scotland (SMS).

The Challenge has just launched its second funding call competition with up to £425,000 available for innovative data science solutions to improve cancer care and outcomes in Scotland using existing NHS Scotland data.