Last month, NHSX – the agency within the Department of Health and Social Care tasked with driving the digital transformation of care – launched TechForce19 – in partnership with PUBLIC, the AHSN Network and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
The challenge “TechForce19”, launched by an agency of the British Department of Health and Social Care, called on all innovators who could support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating during Covid-19 to apply for government funding of up to £25,000 to test their solutions.
Between 23 March and 3 April, the challenge received over 1,600 applications which have been narrowed down to a final list of companies for testing.
Defined around supporting the vulnerable or isolating during Covid-19, the challenge was broken down into three themes, with companies asked to identify which theme their solution sought to address. These were remote social care, optimizing staffing in care and volunteering sectors, and mental health.
Find the final 18 initiatives here.