This strand of the Test Beds competition is for businesses. The aim is to identify businesses that have a market-ready digital product that is:
- aligned with a health and care challenge
- satisfies all regulatory and safety requirements
Your project must produce significant health improvements at the same cost as existing practice, or at a lower cost.
This is an expression of interest (EoI) competition. If your proposal is within scope, you will be able to submit the full version to the full competition at a later date, once you have formed a consortium.
You must describe the specific health and care challenge area your solution is designed for. For example, if you have a ready for market solution in diabetes, select diabetes. To be selected for the next stage:
- your challenge area must match one of the NHS challenges
- your solution must be ready for market
The next stage will be a written application.
Your proposal should include:
- details about your organisation
- a clear explanation of how your solution will address your chosen health and care challenge, whether clinical or system-wide
- details of any partnerships you are already working in
We will only fund projects that meet the priorities given by NHS England in its 5 Year Forward View and recent Next Steps publication.
Your project must:
- save significant costs, improve quality of care or improve the service
- demonstrate strong leadership and commitment to the core tenets of the Test Beds programme.
- demonstrate that you can share data, including any necessary information governance agreements, with all consortium members
- commit to conducting real-word demonstrations of ‘combinatorial’ innovations in live clinical settings
- include products which are market-ready
Your innovation must be ‘combinatorial’. By this we mean new combinations of products and processes. We would expect your product to work in combination with other products in the consortium as well as changes in NHS pathways or processes.