The Northern Ireland Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPSNI) in partnership with Technology Strategy Board, working with the Northern Ireland Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) and Invest Northern Ireland (InvestNI), is launching a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition to stimulate the development of innovative technology solutions to optimise patient health and social care outcomes through improved medicines adherence.
The total funding available for the first phase of the competition is £550k (inc. VAT) and the maximum funding for any single contract in the first phase will be £75k (inc. VAT). Further funding may be available if Phase 1 identifies sufficiently robust and viable proposals for Phase 2.
Phase 1 opens on Monday, 3 March 2014 and the closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 14 May 2014. The deadline for registration is 12:00 noon on Wednesday, 7 May 2014. A briefing event for businesses interested in finding out more about the competition will be held from 10:00am to 12:00 noon on Monday, 10 March 2014 in Belfast. Read more: SBRI