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NHS AI Lab to run Dragon’s Den for project ideas


Mark Say Managing Editor

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The NHS AI Lab is planning to run a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event on ideas to use the technology in the health and care system.

Its skunkworks team – responsible for rapid innovation – is preparing to run the pitching opportunity for teams in public sector healthcare organisations, NHS trusts and arm’s length bodies during April.

Giuseppe Sollazo of the skunkworks said in an NHSX blogpost said it is interested in providing support for the development of solutions to problems that are likely to exist throughout the sector.

NHS AI Lab said it will provide resources with a delivery team to work with the winning organisations over 12 weeks.

“You’ll need to come to us with a clearly defined problem statement or use case that meets a user need within the health and care system” Sollazo said. “This doesn’t have to be a clinical/diagnostic problem: in fact, we are very interested in projects that have an impact on operational processes and infrastructure.”

He added that there must be a commitment to working in the open as will contribute to the wider knowledge base of AI in health and care.

The process is open for applications until 20 March through emailing [email protected].

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