Challenges

Live Challenges

Challenge Lead: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

The Challenge: To rapidly assess and develop novel solutions and technologies that have the potential to accelerate disruptive innovation in reducing the burden of work on endoscopy suites, which could cover several areas such as (but not limited to):

– New training methods to upskill Health Care Professionals to improve the quality of referrals and increase workforce capacity

– New endoscopy procedures

– Faster decontamination/cleaning/workflow systems

– Development and/or implementation of new non-invasive technology

– AI/advance analytics to monitor, manage and signpost patients on the waiting list

The aims are as follows;

– Better management of demand, ensuring maximum value is delivered by the service

– People will get a diagnosis sooner

– Improved capacity within the service

– Fewer complications

-Improved recovery and discharge from hospital

Update September 2023: Two companies are now in Phase 2 of the challenge. More information in the news section of our website

A partnership between Cardiff Council, Monmouthshire Council, the Cardiff Capital Region Challenge Fund, Welsh Government Innovation and the SBRI Centre of Excellence.

The Challenge: Cardiff Council in collaboration with Monmouthshire County Council are seeking to identify and support projects to develop innovative solutions which can significantly improve the sustainable production and supply of food. The Challenge looks for applicants to harness the potential of land, technology and people to increase the sustainable production and supply of locally grown food in the Cardiff Capital Region.

The Challenge requires applicants to clearly demonstrate:

  • Problem 1: how they will increase the sustainable production of food in the region and generate positive economic, social and environmental impacts.

  • Problem 2: how they will increase the supply of nutritious, locally grown food whilst ensuring a fair price for producers and the wellbeing of future generations.

Update January 2024: FareShare Cymru are now in the second phase of the challenge, after completing a successful phase one feasibility contract. More information in the news section of our website

These challenges were launched in Autumn 2021 by Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) seeking innovative deployment technologies to support the transition to zero emission council fleets.

1. On-site renewable energy for EV fleet charging at council depots

Optimisation of on-site renewable energy for EV fleet charging at council depots – KTN (ktn-uk.org)

Challenge Lead council: Merthyr Tydfil

The Challenge: To optimise on-site renewable energy for EV fleet charging at council depots.

Update July 2023: This project is now completed, watch an infographic presentation

2. Zero emission auxiliary energy supplies for utility and community vehicles

Zero emission auxiliary energy supplies for utility and community vehicles – KTN (ktn-uk.org)

Challenge Lead council: Monmouthshire

The Challenge: Aim to find integrated energy solutions to enhance the energy capacity of zero emission vehicles to allow auxiliary energy usage.

3. Optimising vehicles and charging infrastructure for council fleet to transition to EVs.

Optimising vehicles and charging infrastructure for council fleet to transition to EVs – KTN (ktn-uk.org)

Challenge Lead council: Caerphilly

The Challenge: Aim to find digital solutions to enable the right procurement decisions to be made for the optimisation of vehicles and charging infrastructure to transition to electric vehicles.

Update December 2023: Find out more about the progress of these projects from the news section of our website

Completed Challenges

Simulation Technology for Healthcare Training – SBRI Centre of Excellence (sbriwales.co.uk)

Challenge Lead: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

The Challenge: A rapid Covid-19 response challenge, intended to develop , demonstrate and ultimately commercialise more immersive simulation training solutions for NHS clinicians benefiting from advances in virtual reality and associated technologies. 

Contact us for further information (CCR Challenge Fund: CCRChallengeFund@cardiff.ac.uk)

Watch a video case study of this completed challenge on our YouTube channel

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