National Assistive Technologies Testbed call for applicationsOpen date: Friday 14 September 2018 Close date: Wednesday 17 October 2018 Register your interest
In collaboration with Sunderland Software City, Digital Catapult NETV is looking for organisations developing innovative solutions for home care. The National Assistive Technologies Testbed aims to support people to live independently for longer, through the use of new and innovative technology.
The National Assistive Technologies Testbed aims to support people to live independently for longer, through the use of new and innovative technology. The project is being commissioned by Sunderland City Council and will be delivered by Digital Catapult NETV.
Who should apply
We’re looking for companies who have developed or are developing connected devices that can address one or a number of challenges for homecare.
- medication management
- mood monitoring
- nutrition and hydration
- moving and the environment around the home.
Please note: you do not need to be an assistive technology company to apply.
Why you should get involved
The council will be establishing a framework for the testbed, which will cover the following two phases:
- A pilot phase for an initial trial deployment of technology (connected devices) to approximately 120 houses;
- A rollout phase that will increase deployment covering up to 5,500 homes.
During the pilot, successful companies will be able to implement their solution in up to 120 homes, with the potential to increase this to thousands of homes during the rollout phase. Sunderland Council is prepared to procure devices that are ready to implement – whether in prototype phase or already available on the market.
Companies who wish to apply must register on the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) portal at www.nepoportal.org.
The tender reference is DN365172, where the full Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation can be found.