New challenges announced by CAN DO Innovation

Member News | 11.04.2018

New challenges announced by CAN DO Innovation

Scottish Enterprise

CAN DO Innovation Challenge Fund

100% funding to help solve Public Sector Challenges

The following innovation challenges are being funded by the CAN DO Innovation Challenge Fund and will be administered through Innovate UK’s Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI). The SBRI initiative provides successful companies with 100% funding for R&D costs and the ability to retain and exploit intellectual property developed.


Scottish Water - Point of use water treatment for organic rich surface water

Scottish Water are seeking innovative solutions to the challenge of providing safe and reliable point-of-use water treatment systems for remote, rural and private water supplies. These systems must consistently deliver drinking water quality to the regulatory standard from organic rich surface waters. More information about this challenge is available at:

Registration closes: Wednesday 18 April 2018 12:00pm


Glasgow City Council - Remote digital alarm monitoring system

Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP)are seeking support to develop a remote digital alarm monitoring system that assists with the management of risks in the home associated with people who have complex needs. The robust digital solution should allow for all users to live independently within their own home with reduced reliance on publicly funded interventions, with risk being highlighted remotely and subsequently linked in to the existing Telecare platform that is used in Glasgow, allowing GCHSCP to allow for the necessary response to be arranged based on the users personalised needs. More information about this challenge is available at:

Registration closes: Wednesday 25 April 2018 12:00pm


NHS Highland - Automated pre-cleaning of surgical instruments

The current automated pre-cleaning solutions focus on one specific area such as neurological surgery, they are not designed for a range of instruments. NHS Highland is looking to work with innovative companies (with capabilities and experience developing cleaning systems in this environment but also to those with wider capabilities in areas such as engineering and process design, systems integration, automation, and manufacturing) to develop an improved cleaning solution for reusable surgical instruments that will reduce clinical, health and safety and environmental concerns, improve efficiency and reduce costs. More information about this challenge is available at:

An information event is being held in Inverness on the 18th April, register now:

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