The Cancer Innovation Challenge is a project funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to encourage Innovation Centres in Scotland to work in partnership to help Scotland become a world leading carer for people with cancer.
On 6th April the SFC announced that it is providing £1 million funding for the Challenge.
The Data Lab, funded by the SFC, and in collaboration with DHI Scotland and Stratified Medicine Scotland, will fund innovative data science solutions to improve cancer care and outcomes in Scotland
This funding call uses the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI). The goal of the challenge is to develop solutions using existing NHS Scotland data to improve cancer patient care and outcomes in Scotland.
Proposed solutions should achieve at least one of the following broad objectives:
- enable analysis of unstructured data (eg clinical notes, medical imaging)
- enable data driven clinical decisions
- enable data driven service improvement in the NHS
- enable data driven recruitment for clinical trials
- enable the adoption of precision medicine approaches
The Competition has two Phases.
Phase 1: Feasibility study.
Projects should last up to three months. Projects can range in size up to a total cost of £35k (including VAT) each.
Phase 2: Development and Evaluation.
Projects should last up to six months. Projects can range in size up to a total cost of £125k (including VAT) each.
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