• Status: Closed

  • Key features: Innovate UK is offering 5 businesses up to £35,000 (excluding VAT) each to encourage innovation in quantified self for wellbeing, across the themes of nutrition, older people, younger people, mental health and data capture.

  • Programme: IC tomorrow

  • Award: Up to £35,000 for each business

  • Opens: 14 Sep 2015, 09:00

  • Registration closes: No deadline

  • Closes: 27 Oct 2015, 12:00

  • Support phone number: 0300 321 4357

Quantified self

Summary

Innovate UK is offering 5 businesses up to £35,000 (excluding VAT) each to encourage innovation in quantified self for wellbeing, across the themes of nutrition, older people, younger people, mental health and data capture.

The contest

Through our IC tomorrow programme, we are looking for proposals from companies with innovative digital ideas relevant to the quantified self movement, including self-tracking, monitoring and sensing to improve wellbeing. The companies will not only benefit from funding, but also the opportunity to collaborate with commercial partners to accelerate development of their technologies.
 
We want to see digital solutions with potential appeal to a wide commercial market. Successful applicants will be expected to trial their proposed solutions with their industry partners for at least 3 months.
 

The challenges

We are looking for innovative solutions to address one of our 5 contest challenges within the themes of nutrition, older people, younger people, mental health and novel ways of data capture. The solutions should explore ways of empowering users to take ownership of their data to influence behaviour change and improve wellbeing.
 
Challenge _Connect page Video

Quantified nutrition - Jamie Oliver

http://bit.ly/QSjoliver

       https://youtu.be/WCmRCNZQu-Q   

Self-tracking for young people - Toshiba

http://bit.ly/QStoshiba

https://youtu.be/7EnuerRNPHw

Emotional wellbeing in working age - AXA PPP Healthcare

http://bit.ly/QSaxa

https://youtu.be/Ar95CbrWiTE

Improved wellbeing in later life - Saga

http://bit.ly/QSCsaga

https://youtu.be/68_rGIh_G5w

Re-imagining data capture - Bupa

http://bit.ly/QSCbupa

https://youtu.be/icjhKpYZDMk

 

Supporting documents & links

Key dates

Contest opens Monday 14 September 2015
Briefing events

Monday 21 September 2015 – London

Tuesday 22 September 2015 – Cambridge

Submission deadline noon 27 October 2015
Finalists notified   Friday 20 November 2015
Practice pitch sessions at IC tomorrow office

Tuesday 24 November 2015 – for all finalists

Monday 30 November 2015 – one-to-one sessions

Wednesday 2 December 2015 – one-to-one sessions

Final panel session Wednesday 9 December 2015
Winners announced Friday 18 December 2015
Trials launched   Autumn 2016