This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition funded by NHS Scotland. Successful applicants will receive 100% funding and have access to advice from NHS Grampian.

The aim is to increase availability of psychological care at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital for children and young people (CYP) with significant gastrointestinal symptoms but no underlying medical disease. Where there are no biomedical solutions, digital psychological support allows CYP and their families to self-manage symptoms and live a fuller life.

Your proposed solution must adjust to individual needs in ways that are engaging and effective.

This is phase 1 of a potential 2-phase competition. A decision to proceed with phase 2 will depend on the outcomes from phase 1. Only successful applicants from phase 1 will be able to apply to take part in phase 2.

Phase 1 funding

The feasibility study R&D contracts will be in the region of up to £10,000, including VAT. This is for each project for up to 3 months. We expect to fund up to 5 projects. The assessors will consider fair value in making their evaluation.

Phase 2 funding

Only successful applicants from phase 1 will be able to apply to take part in phase 2.

Up to £147,500, including VAT, will be allocated for each contract in phase 2, in order to develop a prototype and undertake field testing in NHS Grampian for up to 15 months. We expect to fund up to 2 projects.

Online briefing

A briefing will be held online at 1pm on 4th August 2020: register here.