How we are funded

eHealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (EPIC) is a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary project, initially funded in 2017 by a grant of £2.7 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the South West Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), and received a further £4m to extend the project until 2023.

EPIC is proud to be funded by the following strategically placed and prestigious institutions:

European Regional
Development Fund (ERDF)

As one stream of funding under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme 2014–2020, the ERDF focuses on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. ERDF supports research and innovation, small to medium sized enterprises and creation of a low carbon economy.
For this fund, a Strategic Environmental Assessment is carried out.

More about European Structural and Investment Funds

South West Academic
Health Science Network

South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN) is ideally placed to manage the Challenge fund on behalf of EPIC due to its proven track record in managing innovator adoption funds across several projects, coupled with their team’s unique insight of working within health and care systems in order to promote knowledge-sharing and collaboration with business and health care providers alike. The South West AHSN champion collaborative approaches to problem-solving that often shine light on opportunities to innovate and act as a catalyst for change. Their work covers the whole of the South West and tackles challenges associated with pockets of deep, long-standing and increasing deprivation; an ageing population; children living in poverty; and a dispersed and sometimes isolated population.
With a focus on understanding and addressing of complex health and care challenges experienced by the population of the South West, whether coastal, rural or urban, the South West AHSN is the perfect partner to assess the need and strategic importance of each funding application that EPIC receives.

Explore the SW AHSN's Work

The University of Plymouth’s Centre for Health Technology

The University of Plymouth’s Centre for Health Technology brings together digital health and technology expertise from across the University to drive the development, evaluation and implementation of innovative technologies, products, services and approaches to transform health and social care and create an economy of wellbeing.
Focusing principally on digitally-enabled innovations, our researchers work with a network of cross-sector partners, including NHS, industry, health and social care organisations and patient groups, to deliver research and development of international importance, enabled by the unique population and geographical characteristics of the South West region of England. They deliver a range of services from all school-based immunisations to 111/OOH integrated urgent care.
Kernow Health work with a range of local partners to improve integrated patient care and are focused on supporting GPs to address workload, workforce and property issues.

Current Health Technology Projects