Collaborate with EPIC

Collaborating with EPIC is a great way to shape the future of eHealth in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and opportunities to get involved are varied and plentiful.

You can either:

  • attend a technology roadshow to see what eHealth technology is all about
  • come to an event showcase to meet other people that you may be able to collaborate with – you may be an eager technology company who can help develop and deliver an idea, or someone with a great idea who needs input and tech advice to help take it forward
  • become a contributor at one of our roundtable events, focused specifically on one area that could be improved with the use of technology, whether it be social prescribing, patient-centred care, mental health or another idea entirely – we love to hear from patients, patient groups, health and care professionals, technology experts and students
  • book in time with our expert team to discuss your idea
  • Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with the project
  • Sign up for our monthly newsletter
  • Keep an eye on our events timetable, or email the team at epic@plymouth.ac.uk to get involved.

Could your business help provide a technology solution for Cornwall's health and social care challenges?

Health and social care professionals and the Cornish public told us the challenges they face – if your business can provide a technology solution, please get in touch.

Apply for the EPIC Challenge Fund

Invitation to quote – provision of consultancy for social care network and innovation leadership

As part of EPIC project the University of Plymouth is seeking to procure the provision of specialist support that will be able to stimulate, facilitate and sustain innovation projects and networks in the social care community for the next phase of the project.

The specialist will use existing connections and relationships to broker relationships between the project team, commercial and public sector partners to provide innovation networks and partners for new products and services.

The specialist will also help to build capacity and market by improving adoption of eHealth products and services in social care organisations in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by increasing awareness, confidence and capability.

EPIC is a three-year collaborative project part funded by the European Regional Developments Fund and the South West Academic Health Science Network, and as such the consultancy support is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

You can download our invitation to quote for services here. Please note that the closing date for responding to this opportunity is Friday 21 September 2018.

Cornwall businesses to help tackle health and social care challenges

Businesses in Cornwall are invited to bid for part of a Challenge Fund to help develop eHealth solutions as part of the EPIC project.

Find out more about the EPIC Challenge Fund

Take our EPIC survey

At EPIC we are mindful that a number of eHealth projects and technology implementations have failed to recognise sustainable innovations in healthcare practice, and as we aim to foster an eHealth innovation ecosystem which connects, supports and sustains a thriving community of eHealth innovators and stakeholders across the region - we need to look at the whole picture differently.

In order to foster such an ecosystem, it is important to first understand the extent to which a community of innovators and stakeholders currently exists across the region, to then assess how the community has developed before and during the project through engagement activities.

To map this community, academics at the University of Plymouth have created a survey which will be able to analyse the eHealth network, and identify opportunities and challenges – helping us to introduce the right people to each other, plan the right events, and invite the right people.

The EPIC survey only takes 10 minutes to complete.

There are no trick questions, and it’s all about who you know – if you don’t know anyone within the eHealth network yet, that’s great too! The study closes for its first round of analysis in November. Find out more and take part.

European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

The University of Plymouth is proud to be supported by the European Regional Development Fund. As one stream of funding under the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme 2014–2020, the ERDF focuses on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. The main priorities involve contributions to research and innovation, supporting and promoting small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), and the creation of a low carbon economy.