NHS Scotland funded SBRI challenge

NHS Scotland is seeking Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions to support early detection and diagnosis in heart failure management.

What is the open innovation challenge?

This 2-phase SBRI competition aims to develop a system using artificial intelligence (AI) or machine learning algorithms which provide accessible, timely and accurate data on heart failure from patient healthcare information collected in primary and secondary care.

Data associated with heart failure diagnosis will be available to successful applicants via the University of Dundee Health Informatics Centre (HIC).

You'll benefit from working with NHS Tayside, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and HIC to develop and test your innovative solution.

Phased approach

Phase 1

In Phase 1 you're asked to demonstrate the technical feasibility of your proposed innovation and establish a collaboration with technical and clinical members of the project team in Scotland.

At this stage, contracts will be let for Phase 1 only. A total of £40,000 (Inc. VAT) has been allocated to this phase. Phase 1 contracts will be up to £10,000 (Inc. VAT) and 3 months duration.

Phase 2

Phase 2 is to develop and evaluate a prototype and test this on real-world data systems within the NHS.

Only successful applicants from Phase 1 are eligible to apply to Phase 2. Subsequent phase 2 contracts will be of up to £40,000 (inc. VAT) each and 15 months of duration. The total budget for Phase 2 is £80,000.


Competition opens on 12 October 2020

Online briefing event on 28 October 2020 – Register now

Competition closes at 11am, 9 December 2020

Phase 1 contracts awarded 1 February 2021

Feedback released on 1 February 2021

Next steps

Find more information on the GOV.UK website