Crowdfunding: the option hidden in plain sight?
Written by: Carmen Paputa Dutu
The ALLIANCE Digital Health and Care team has a partnership with openbrolly Health on one of the five projects to win funding to improve cancer care in Scotland. openbrolly Health’s project, PROEMS, has won a share of £325,000 in funding from the first round of the Cancer Innovation Challenge.
The project is being delivered in partnership with the ALLIANCE, Robert Gordon University and Professor Angus Watson at NHS Highland. It seeks to provide a platform for collecting information from patients (PROMS/PREMS) which will in turn provide more personalised care, more opportunities for self management and more data for researchers to work with.
The ALLIANCE is participating in the TITTAN project (Translation, Innovation & Technology Transfer in Ageing Network), which aims to establish a network of knowledge exchange with 7 European regions with the aim of fostering innovation and technology transfer in the field of health. Scotland’s contribution to the project is being overseen by our partners the DHI who identified the ALLIANCE as key stakeholders in the aims of the TITTAN project. TITTAN is funded by the Europe Territorial Cooperation Program, and it was selected in a very competitive call, in which 2,158 European organizations participated through the proposal of 261 projects.
The project will share good practices between the partners to promote three different action lines: Innovation from the companies to the health services (outside-in), with practices such as Public Procurement of Innovation; Transfer of technology from the health services to the patients and involving citizens in the management of ageing and health by promoting healthy lifestyles, processes and innovative technologies.
Written by: Alicia Ridout