Bradford Bright Ideas announce round one of innovation shortlist
The Bradford Bright Ideas project has announced that 15 innovations put forward by small and medium sized (SMEs) have been chosen to be taken forward to the next stage of selection.
Over 50 SMEs attended the Bradford Bright Ideas Open for Innovation event on 18 October where they were invited to submit expressions of interest outlining how their innovations could address three key health and wellbeing challenges in Bradford. The three areas are; children and young people in urgent and emergency care, medicines optimisation, and referrals to and discharge from hospital based services.
Following the event, Bradford Bright Ideas received 25 expressions of interest. These submissions were assessed for certain criteria including how well they fit within the scope of the challenges identified and the level of evidence for success before being shortlisted.
Those selected were informed on 14 November and now have six weeks to prepare their detailed proposals. These proposals will then be evaluated by an expert panel from NHS Bradford Districts and City Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), DHEZ Ltd and Medipex. The panel will rate the proposals based on those most likely to deliver better patient outcomes at low cost, alongside factors such as achievability and potential impact.
Dr Andy Withers, clinical chair, NHS Bradford Districts CCG said, “We have seen a fantastic response from SMEs to Bradford Bright Ideas. There’s a real enthusiasm locally for utilising digital technology to improve people’s experience of using services and to deliver better health outcomes for our population. We look forward to evaluating the detailed proposals and exploring how these will address the challenges identified.”
Ian Sharp, chief executive, DHEZ Ltd, added, “It’s been fantastic to see the great ideas put forward by the SMEs. It’s clear that there are some very creative and innovative approaches being offered. We are really pleased with the way Bradford Bright Ideas has come together as a pioneering way of encouraging collaboration between the NHS and innovative technology companies.”
The winners will be decided following a ‘Dragon’s Den’ session on the 31 January 2017 with projects due to start in April 2017.
Update 23 January 2017:
Bradford Bright Ideas – Dragon’s Den finalists selected
The finalists have been chosen to pitch their ideas to the Bradford Bright Ideas programme in a Dragon’s Den.
Fifteen innovations were shortlisted from over 25 expressions of interest received following the Bradford Bright Ideas Open for Innovation launch event in October 2016. Now, five proposals from small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have been selected to go through to the final round.
The five SMEs will now present their proposal to a panel of experts who will form a ‘Dragon’s Den’ on the 31 January. Each SME will be asked to convince the ‘Dragon’s’ how their will help address on of the three key health and wellbeing challenges in Bradford. These three areas are; children and young people in urgent and emergency care, medicines optimisation, and referrals to and discharge from hospital based services. They will also be asked to demonstrate how their proposal will deliver better patient outcomes at low cost, alongside factors such as achievability and potential impact.
Each proposal selected to present at the Dragon’s Den has been rigorously assessed for feasibility by Medipex, DHEZ Ltd and clinical leads at NHS Bradford City and NHS Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).
The chosen projects are due to start in April 2017.