We received more than 40 applications following the call in October 2018. All applications were assessed by a specially-constituted multidisciplinary panel chaired by Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt in December 2018. Through this process led by the Medical Research Council, ten innovations were selected as the Sprint Exemplar Innovation Projects. Each of these collaborations of industry, academia and the NHS will deliver their projects during 2019 and are being funded through the UK Research and Innovation Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) investment. One additional Exemplar project was later added.
These exciting projects supported the Digital Innovation Hub Programme in several ways:
- Generated early momentum and engagement during the design phase
- Provided information about current market and idea generation
- Shared early lessons with the wider programme
- Started to build the community. The participants delivered more than their projects – they helped to shape the future of health data science in the UK
Below are the initial outlines of their planned work. You can also now read short case studies outlining what the achieved based on their final reports.