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
Three exemplar days have been arranged for May, September and December when the project teams come together to share progress and lessons for the wider Digital Innovation Hub Programme. They will also present a final report within one month of project completion.
These exciting projects support the Digital Innovation Hub Programme in several ways:
- Generate early momentum and engagement during the design phase;
- Provide information about current market and idea generation;
- Share early lessons with the wider programme
- Start to build the community. The participants are delivering more than projects, they are helping shape the future.