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CAN DO FUND – POLICE SCOTLAND CUSTODY CHALLENGE

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Tulliallan Castle

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Learn about Police Scotland’s challenge and how you can apply to access up to 100% funding of R&D costs to solve it.

Police Scotland– legally named the Police Service of Scotland – is the national police force of Scotland. It was formed in 2013 with the merger of eight regional police forces in Scotland, as well as the specialist services of the Scottish Police Services Authority. Police Scotland is the second-largest police force in the United Kingdom (after the Metropolitan Police Service) in terms of officer numbers, and by far the largest territorial police force in terms of its geographic area of responsibility.

Police Scotland’s challenge – in partnership with the NHS, to identify and develop an integrated remote monitoring/screening solution to manage care of persons in custody-is being funded by the Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund and will be administered through Innovate UK’s Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI). The SBRI initiative provides successful companies with up to 100% funding for R&D costs and the ability to retain and exploit intellectual property developed.

The purpose of this event is to allow interested businesses to hear more about the innovation challenge, the SBRI process, ask questions to a challenge sponsors and have the opportunity to network with other organisations currently working in, or looking to get involved in, the sector.

The Challenge
Police Scotland is responsible for the care and welfare of people in police custody. They are supported by the NHS who have responsibility for the provision of custody healthcare. With the use of technology, we are looking to develop a dual non-contact health monitoring system and a custody welfare observation system. The system will be used to;

  • enhance safety whilst in police custody
  • allow remote viewing of a person’s behaviour from one or more remote locations.
  • allow several persons in custody, who will be located in different geographical locations, to be monitored from a singular observation point, somewhere else in the country

At this time there is not thought to be any dual system in operation or available anywhere else. Systems which currently measure life signs are not fit for purpose in police custody and do not act as an observation system to allow for resource implication issues to be addressed.

Prospective innovators will have 8 weeks between January and March 2019 to submit proposals for how the challenge could be met. These applications will be competitively scored against the criteria set out in the brief.

The overall programme will then be delivered over 2 phases. A decision to progress to phase 2 will depend on the success of phase 1.

In phase 1, successful applicants will have between June and December 2019 to prove that their concepts could work. Contracts worth up to £30,000 will be awarded to cover the costs of developing the technical and commercial specification needed to demonstrate the feasibility of the idea.

In phase 2 up to two viable concepts could be awarded contracts worth up to £200,000 each over a 12-18 month period to test prototypes of the newly developed options in the field in order to demonstrate that the solution(s) can be turned into a commercially viable product.

Event Agenda
10.00 – 10.30 - Tea / Coffee – Networking
10.30 – 10.40 - Welcome and Introduction
10.40 – 11:00 - Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund & SBRI overview: Chloe Purves - Scottish Enterprise
11:00 – 11.20 - CAN DO Police Custody Challenge: Amanda O'Byrne - Police Scotland and Jessica Davidson - NHS Lothian
11.20 – 11.30 - Q&A with Challenge Sponsor
11.40 – 13.00 - Networking and lunch provided at 12.00

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