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funding innovation grant

Funding strategies : Innovation grants

Funding strategies are crucial to businesses and organisations who want to innovate. Projects aimed at bringing new and novel products and services to market are expensive. Research and development (R&D) is a costly activity requiring additional resources. The funding strategies we are talking about are not general ones. Raising finance is an issue for nearly […]

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innovation

Identifying problems

Innovative thinkers are people who see problems to be solved everywhere and often quickly come up with potential solutions quickly. Whilst this is strength (seeing things very clearly), it is also a weakness (over simplifying complex issues). Therefore, it is a good idea to have a robust method for identifying the “right” problems to solve. […]

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design thinking

Human centred design

Businesses that want to innovate are often driven by the need to develop a product or service that is new to the market (or at least they think so). The pressure to accelerate the innovation cycle to iterate quickly and get to a minimum viable product can be over emphasised by investors looking to get […]

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digital health

Universities and mental health

There is so much technology available to help support young people in terms of mental health. Universities could do more to make sure students have access to appropriate technologies by being more actively engaged with technology providers. Some universities will provide mental health support, including access to mentors. This is expensive though. Apps like Kooth […]

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digital health

NHS: Health apps to inform patient records – BBC

The BBC recently reported how data from health apps could be fed directly into patients records. A report from PwC has suggested ¬£4.4bn could be saved by the NHS going “paperless” and the government has already said it will put aside ¬£4bn for the NHS.uk website IT project which will allow patients to book appointments, […]

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digital health

How care apps for the elderly could disrupt – Guardian

Care apps for the elderly could disrupt the tech industry obsession with youth according to The Guardian. In an article looking mainly at US statistics and investor behaviour, the article poses interesting¬†questions about the drive behind demand for apps aimed at social care that will resonate with anyone involved in app development in the medtech […]