The Department of Health and Department for Economy in Northern Ireland are to invest in new technology solutions that improve the health of women with gestational diabetes.
Funding of up to £60,000 per project is available for the development of technologies that can:
- enable diabetic pregnant women to take better control of their health
- increase the effectiveness of interventions
- reduce pressure on health care services, (maternity, neonatal and endocrinology services)
- support an ongoing care programme
- improve the lives, well-being and outcomes for maternal and infant health
- enable women to lead as normal a life as possible
- reduce the need for travel to specialist clinics
This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition. It’s part of the GEMS project – ‘gestational, type 1 and type 2 diabetes empowering mothers through mobile technologies’.
- this competition is open now
- the application deadline is 3pm on 25 August 2017
- SBRI is open to any type of organisation
- successful projects will attract 100% funded development contracts
- phase 1 contracts are worth up to £60,000 and last up to 6 months
- if phase 1 testing is successful, organisations may be able to bid for phase 2 to develop and test their prototypes