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West Mercia Rural 5G Test Bed – Industry Call for Life Sciences Sector Innovators

5th June 2020

The aim of this campaign is to identify 5G industry partners to join the West Mercia 5G consortium and work with the team to establish how 5G enabled technology can improve health and social care delivery across Shropshire and Worcestershire.

The West Mercia 5G Test Bed will run for 12-18 months. The aim is for successful innovations to be tested on the 5G network from January 2021.

What we are looking for

We want to hear from you if you are an innovator / SME that has products or services that currently or could use the 5G network to transform health and social care delivery across one or more of the following health social care themes:

  • Theme 1.  Remote Monitoring of citizens (patients / service users) for Safety: Safe homes to support independent living; Person-Centred Care in Care Homes / Patient Homes driven by remote monitoring and data
  • Theme 2.  Remote Monitoring of citizens (patients / service users) for Vital Signs / Conditions: A proportion of patients who attend hospitals could be managed in their own home
  • Theme 3.  Empowering individuals and communities to live independently – Improved citizen self-management, independence, social engagement and reduce social isolation
  • Theme 4. Recognise the rapid phase of innovation and disruptive change took place during Covid-19 and make such innovations more sustainable: Video Consultation
  • Theme 5. A 21st Century ‘Health and Care Service’ to fulfil our ambition of digitally enabled care: Integrated Care record / Shared care Record

Further information on the 5G Test Bed and consortium members can be found here: https://uk5g.org/discover/testbeds-and-trials/west-mercia-rural-5g/

Campaign Timetable

This campaign will run from the 2nd June 2020 to the 15th June 2020.

Campaign Launched: 1200hrs Tuesday 2nd June 2020 

Closing date for submissions: 1700hrs Friday 15th June 2020

Clarification Questions from Industry partners received: By 1200hrs 8th June 2020

Information session webinar for Industry Partners: 1200-1400hrs 10th June 2020

(further information will be shared in due course)

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