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Tracking well-being with technology: apply for business funding

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.

Businesses will have the opportunity to work alongside partners including the celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, Toshiba, AXA PPP Healthcare, Saga and Bupa.

Challenges

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

Competition information

  • 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