Intelligent Technologies to Support Collaborative Care

The EPSRC Information Communication Technology (ICT), Healthcare Technologies and Digital Economy Themes are inviting outline proposals which look towards the development of reliable and intelligent technologies to support collaborative care in the community. Proposals are invited which address the need for new technologies which can reliably and intelligently interpret multiple inputs from multiple sources and initiate actions as appropriate to support the self-management of chronic health conditions.

Through this call EPSRC wishes to support fundamental research, primarily relating to, although not limited to, reliable, intelligent software, to enable the development of such technologies. However, the development of feasible solutions is also expected to require developments in other areas across the ICT portfolio.

Funds of up to £10 million are available, which is expected to support between five and seven research projects, subject to the quality of the proposals received.

This is a multi-disciplinary call. Proposals are expected to include relevant experience in both the healthcare and ICT domains.

Briefing Event

There will be a briefing event on 03 December 2015 in London. The event will provide an opportunity for potential applicants to clarify the scope and requirements of the call and for networking with other potential applicants within both the health and ICT domains. There will be presentations by EPSRC on the call scope and the Healthcare Technologies Impact and Translation Toolkit. There will also be presentations by researchers and health professionals who have worked successfully at the interface. EPSRC welcomes attendees from across the ICT and healthcare domains but attendance at the event will not be a pre-requisite for submission to the call. A FAQs document will be produced and made available on the EPSRC website following the event.

Those interested in attending the event are asked to complete an Expression of Interest, using the form accessible via the event page.