100% funded R & D project opportunity with Police Scotland

Industry News | 07.02.2019

100% funded R & D project opportunity with Police Scotland

An opportunity has arisen to work with Police Scotland on an R&D contract – to develop an integrated technological solution for police custody that can remotely monitor individuals and provide early warning and intervention alert systems.

Successful companies secure 100% funding, retain the IP developed during the competition and have the ability to commercialise the solution in broader markets both at home and abroad.

Up to five winners will secure the initial contracts of £30k to do a feasibility piece and have potential for a larger piece of funding up to £200k to build a prototype to be demonstrated and tested. Scottish Enterprise are supporting this call through funding via the Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund. The funding mechanism is SBRI and the closing date is 27th March 2019.

Find out more about the competition and the background of this project

You are invited to an information event at the Police College in Tulliallan on 4th March where you can hear more about the challenge. It includes a Q&A with Police Scotland on the scope, and a representative of NHS Lothians given the digital health angle of the project.

Book for the information event


Solutions must be able to:


  • Allow healthcare professionals to use biometrics to carry out remote consultations
  • Monitor, from single observation point, several people’s health who are located in different geographical locations in Scotland
  • Indicate whether any potential internal concealment presents clinical risk
  • Automatically provide a visual and audible alarm or alert function if there are any notable changes to a person’s health to allow for immediate intervention by on-site custody or healthcare staff


Projects that will not be supported:


  • Those which do not address remote monitoring
  • Covers only “life signs” technology
  • Are wearable devices


Thank you for your help in circulating this opportunity through your networks.

We are happy to discuss with anybody who is keen to explore further and thanks in advance for your help.

Contact us on : candoicf@scotent.co.uk

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