This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition. The aim is to source a technological solution for managing the care and welfare of persons in police custody.
Police Scotland is seeking an integrated technological solution that can remotely monitor individuals and provide an early warning and intervention alert system. This should improve custody health and welfare outcomes.
The solution will ideally have:
- a biometric capability to allow healthcare professionals to carry out remote consultations
- the ability to indicate whether any potential internal concealment presents a clinical risk
This competition is supported by the Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund.
The overall programme will be delivered over 2 phases. This is phase 1 of a potential 2-phase competition. A decision to proceed with phase 2 will depend on the outcomes from phase 1. Only successful applicants from phase 1 will be able to apply to take part in phase 2.
Phase 1: research and development contracts, feasibility study
The first phase involves research and development contracts being awarded to demonstrate technical feasibility of the proposed solution. A total of up to £150,000, including VAT, is allocated to phase 1 of the competition.
We would welcome bids that bring together a consortium of sector specialists.
Phase 2: research and development contracts, prototype development and testing
The second phase involves up to 2 R&D contracts being awarded to businesses chosen from the successful phase 1 applicants. Up to £200,000, including VAT, will be allocated for each contract, in order to develop a prototype and undertake field testing for up to 12 months.
This competition closes at 12pm midday UK time on the deadline stated.