Businesses can win up to £35,000 for innovative projects that look into improving well-being through self-tracking, monitoring and sensing.
Innovate UK’s IC tomorrow programme is looking to award up to £35,000 each to 5 businesses that come up with innovative digital ideas relevant to the quantified self movement and improvements in well-being.
The quantified self is the acquisition of self-knowledge through self-tracking with technology. This competition seeks projects across the theme challenges of nutrition, older people, younger people, mental health and data capture:
- nutrition: to empower children, adults and families to eat healthily - in partnership with Jamie Oliver
- younger people: to get teenagers to take ownership of their own data for self-improvement - with Toshiba
- older people: to use self-tracking or sensing technology - by Saga
- mental health: to use self-monitoring to improve mental well-being in the workplace - with AXA PPP Healthcare
- data: to find innovative ways of recording data for well-being applications - with Bupa
- this competition is open and the deadline for applications is noon on 27 October 2015
- the competition is open to businesses in the UK or EU
- up to £35,000 is available to develop the successful project under each challenge
- businesses have the opportunity to trial their ideas with industry partners while keeping their intellectual property
- briefing events will be held in London on September 21 2015 and in Cambridge on September 22 2015