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EPIC- Ehealth Productivity & Innovation in Cornwall & IOS

Posted on the 8th August 2017


Ehealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (EPIC)

EPIC is a collaborative project partly funded by the European Regional Development Fund. University of Plymouth and partners aim to improve the use of e-health in Cornwall.
We aim to improve the use of technology in both health and social care hoping:
•    To improve health and wellbeing of people in Cornwall 
•    And improve the Cornish economy in this sector. 
The EPIC project started in May 2017 (for three years).

Who leads this work? 

This is a bottom up project and we need Care Home Owners, Homecare Providers/All Care Staff/Relatives/Customers to join the EPIC team to identify  ‘problems’ in health and social care that have possible technology solutions. 

We will work to develop ideas and – if appropriate – apply to a Challenge Fund with funds set aside to support individual projects that emerge from the problems and ideas you have identified. Creative England will work with the digital and technology sector supporting them to enter the health and social care market to match and support them working with clinician and patient groups. From this process we will identify new products or services that can be supplied from Cornwall both to Cornwall and hopefully to ‘export’ to the rest of the UK or internationally.

Plan for the workshop: 
•    Introduction to the project and expected outcomes
•    Facilitated groups: problems/ideas
•    Themes

After all the workshops all the themes will be identified.

Commercial partners will be approached and the creative problem solving (technology/engineering/robotics) will commence. 

To learn more about the EPIC project
Web: www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/epic

Join the workshops contact Katie Edwards: 

Katie Edwards
Recruitment, Engagement and Knowledge Exchange – EPIC
Email: Katie.edwards@plymouth.ac.uk
Phone: 07432155243