The Long-Term Care Revolution - TSB autumn workshop to inspire new thinking

The Technology Strategy Board is inviting applications for participation in a revolutionary sandpit workshop in the autumn looking for novel thinking to blow apart conventional thinking about institutional long-term care.

The challenge of turning around previously disenfranchised segments of the population to create a vibrant and empowered consumer group, along with their families and carers, requires radical thinking, risk taking and multidisciplinary approaches.

The aim of this sandpit is to bring together a varied group of up to 25 individuals, who might be new entrants or existing players from across the UK, with the expectation that they work together to develop radical, risky and novel ideas that can then be developed into full proposals for industry led Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) projects. Following on from the sandpit we will be awarding up to £2.4m in such projects. Academics can be fully involved as sub-contractors in the proposals.

There will be briefing meetings held in several locations and it is strongly recommended that applicants attend one. The dates are Tuesday 23 April, Leeds and Thursday 9 May, London. Click here to register at one of the briefing meetings.

Who do we want to join? You could be from any industry sector, for example: built environment, engineering, media, tourism, aerospace, robotics, even the military. Or from an academic field, for example engineering, design, ICT, maths, management and business studies, sociology, economics, geography, legal studies, anthropology, social policy or creative arts.

  • Open date for registration: 08 April 2013
  • Registration close date: 05 June 2013
  • Closing date: 12 June 2013

Email: Phone number: 0300 321 4357.

For further details and how to apply to the competition please click here or  download the competition flyer.

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TWI is a leading partner of the Technology Strategy Board's HealthTech and Medicines KTN.


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