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

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

How can EPIC work for you?

EPIC has been amazed by the many creative ideas for technology in health and care have been shared by the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – we have collected up these ideas and would love to help bring them to life.

To do this, we need the other pieces of the puzzle, this could be technology-based, health and care experts or even end users themselves - all they need to do is contribute their expertise and forward thinking to collaborate with the existing ideas champions who will invest their time, insight and connections.

EPIC will support these new collaborations with academic expertise, business advice and will encourage applications to our £600,000 Challenge fund, to explore the feasibility of the concept and help bring it to market, so it can be used to help improve health and wellbeing throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Why not take a look at our first puzzle pieces, to see how you may fit in.

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.