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Women’s & Children’s Health Innovation Portfolio – Deadline 13th December 2023

The Chief Scientist Office (CSO) are delighted to announce the launch of two exciting innovation challenges from the Women’s & Children’s Health Innovation Portfolio. The challenges are open for application on the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) website until 11am on 13th December 2023.

Further details on both challenges are provided below. 

Near-patient Bilirubin Testing to enable Neonatal Care at Home Challenge

  • This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by the Scottish Government Chief Scientists Office, the Scottish Government Directorate for Children and Families and the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. The West of Scotland Innovation Hub are hosting this challenge on behalf of NHS Scotland.
  • The challenge is now open for application from this link until 11am on 13th December 2023.
  • The aim of this competition is to provide an opportunity for organisations working in partnership with NHS Scotland, to develop disruptive innovative solutions. These solutions will focus on near-patient bilirubin testing to develop innovative care pathways and enable family centred care at home for babies who do not require to be in hospital.
  • Applicants can apply for a share of a total challenge fund of £220,000.
  • A briefing event to provide further background and an opportunity for applicants to ask questions will take place on 25 October at 10.00 am. Please register here
  • Further information on the competition is available here Near-patient Bilirubin Testing to enable Neonatal Care at Home Challenge – Scotland Innovates (innovator.scot)

Children and Young People Remote Asthma Management Challenge


All questions for both challenges should be directed to the Q&A portal on PCS before 11am UK time on 6th December 2023 or at the Q&A session during the briefing events.

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