Category Archives: Funding

First Horizon 2020 calls for eHealth projects launched

The European Commission is calling for new projects to be funded under the Horizon 2020 program, worth more than €15 billion over the first two years. eHealth is well represented in this. Researchers and innovators in ICT for health and … Continue reading

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NUI Galway trials falls detection system

NUI Galway is actively recruiting participants aged 64 and over to test a wearable sensor and home wireless network to detect falls. The project is part of a €2.25 million EU Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) funded project called FATE … Continue reading

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NI’s Competence Centre launched in Connected Health

In February 2012 we reported on the formation of a ‘Connected Health Innovation Centre’ (CHIC) for Northern Ireland.  This week the centre was officially launched by Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster. CHIC is supported by a £5 million R&D grant from … Continue reading

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Connected Health Innovation Centre: Call for New Members

Time is running out if your company is interested in participating in Northern Ireland’s Connected Health Innovation Centre (CHIC). The funding for CHIC is now in place and companies who would like to take part are invited to apply to become … Continue reading

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SilverCloud Health raises €1.5m to target global e-therapy market

Irish health-tech start-up, SilverCloud Health has just secured €1.5m of new equity funding. The company’s co-founder and CEO, Ken Cahill, spoke to Silicon Republic about their plans to disrupt the online health and wellness space with a new e-therapy platform, especially in … Continue reading

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Tech Companies Wanted to Develop ECG Monitoring System

– Call for expressions of Interest – The opportunity: The vision for this Connected Health initiative is to develop an ECG (electrocardiogram) monitoring system that enables ECG images and data to be wirelessly transmitted from ambulance/patient locations to the Emergency and … Continue reading

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Report launched on boosting the economy through health innovation

Health and Social Care is a significant driver for innovation and growth in Northern Ireland, a major new report has found. ‘The Economy and Jobs Initiative Task and Finish Group’ report was launched on Wednesday evening by Health Minister Edwin Poots … Continue reading

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NOW OPEN: Social Innovation Camp NI Call for Ideas

Social Innovation Camp brings together software developers and designers with people who understand a social problem to help build web and mobile solutions to social challenges.  The Social Innovation Camp Northern Ireland Calls for Ideas is now open. The next UK … Continue reading

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Some recent start-up news in Irish health-tech …

  Esri Ireland wins digital health contest with its GIS expertise Esri Ireland, a software and services organization based in Dublin that specializes in geographic information systems (GIS) participated in a new digital health project that was launched by the Digital Hub … Continue reading

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Gamifying meditative breathing with the Zen biosensor

Zinc Software, a Dublin-based company that is developing next-generation heart sensors, has secured €650,000 in an investment round to bring its first product to market. The company is pioneering a wireless biosensor, termed ‘Zen’, that clips onto an ear lobe. Once … Continue reading

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Digital health start-ups converge in Dublin for three-month bootcamp

Eight ventures that are pioneering technologies in the digital health space are starting a three-month accelerator programme in Dublin. Eoghan Jennings, founder of Startupbootcamp Dublin, talks to Silicon Republic about how HealthXL will aim to help these start-ups bring their … Continue reading

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…Some catch up items

Some recent news items readers may be interested in…   Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Learn From Ulster Health Technology Leader – University of Ulster Press Release    Sligo IT team wins with support for social, physical health of elderly – The … Continue reading

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Innova: Realise your innovation with a strategic partnership

Intertrade’s Innova programme has up to £250k/€300k funding available for strategic North/South Collaborative innovation partnerships to develop new products, process or service development or to build on exisiting innovations. The programme is now actively looking for partnerships which have demonstrable commercial potential. … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Comes to Ireland 2013

The 5th annual ‘Global Technology Leaders Summit’ will take place on January 22nd at Cork City Hall, with the ‘hottest Irish start-ups showcasing their companies and technologies’. Technology CEOs and investors from Asia, Russia and the US will be in … Continue reading

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Irish government reverses elderly personal alarm decision

The Government has reversed the controversial decision to halve spending this year on personal security alarms for older people. The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny told RTÉ’s “This Week” programme that everyone aged over 65 would be eligible to apply for a grant … Continue reading

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