Simulation technology for healthcare training

Could you develop innovative simulation technology for tracheostomy training?

The challenge

SBRI Centre of Excellence Wales are looking to identify and demonstrate simulation technology solutions to initially deliver tracheostomy training in a way that is effective, can be deployed rapidly, and have wider applicability to other clinical settings.

Your solution should:

  • Deliver tracheostomy training in an appropriate safe way
  • Make the training experience as close as possible to the bedside experience, providing a real sense of the actual environment
  • Reduce the need for face-to-face training
  • Deliver training in a more convenient method, without time or location restrictions, increasing numbers being trained and reducing any backlogs
  • Enable consistency of training provided, including the recording, review and analysis of training procedures
  • Enable the clinician to maintain clinical competencies and any revalidation requirements
  • Have a wider applicability to address similar issues in other specialities
  • Ensure patient safety is maintained through providing relevant training to clinicians
  • Generate opportunities for local businesses (e.g. creative industry sector)
  • Support place based economic development and local wealth building in the CCR
  • Result in innovative new products and services which have a pathway to rapid scaling commercially beyond local markets

The total budget for this competition is £400,000.

The competition has been structured in three phases. Phase 1 is to demonstrate feasibility of your solution. It is expected that 5 phase 1 projects of up to £30,000 are funded in phase 1. Only these will be eligible for phases 2 and 3.


Phase 1 will be open for applications until 28 May 2021.

Next steps

Read full details and apply on the SBRI website.