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The Challenge Fund

Through the South West Academic Health Science Network (SWAHSN), EPIC has a £375,000 Challenge Fund available to help you test and scale your ideas and solutions.

The Challenge Fund is to develop eHealth solutions in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, to help boost our blossoming tech industry and create products and services that support people to have an improved quality of life and health.

In particular we welcome applications that address issues of rurality, social isolation and make technology more accessible to all.  These solutions could integrate with existing systems to improve user experience, address difficulties of providing care in remote locations or even develop new robotics and devices, to be used in people’s own homes and health environments.

The grants are available in varying amounts. To enable small viability studies, or bigger needs such as equipment purchases.  Many of these grants will have an element of match funding, but as each case is assessed individually there is some scope for small grants for start-ups, to access feasibility funding that does not require match.

If you are interested in applying for the Challenge Fund register your interest.

Register interest