• Status: Closed

  • Key features: This CDE themed competition aims to identify new and innovative science and technology to enhance the level of military medical care and to promote resilience and preparedness through technologies for health surveillance and advanced medical systems for field care.

  • Programme: SBRI

  • Award: Up to £500k

  • Opens: 03 Sep 2014, 00:00

  • Registration closes: No deadline

  • Closes: 13 Nov 2014, 17:00

  • Support phone number: 0300 321 4357

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Defence medical sciences


Up to £500k of funding is available for this Phase 1 competition.
Ministry of Defence logoMOD's Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) proves the value of novel, high-risk, high-potential-benefit research sourced from the broadest possible range of science and technology providers, including academia and small companies, to enable development of cost-effective capability advantage for UK Armed Forces and national security. 
The success of military operations depends on providing high-quality medical care and support to service personnel. Medical systems must be suitable for the extreme demands of the modern battlefield to provide the interventions, treatments and support needed.
This CDE themed competition aims to identify new and innovative science and technology to enhance the level of medical care that the Ministry of Defence provides to its deployed armed forces. This competition aims to promote military resilience and preparedness through:

Challenge 1. Technologies for health surveillance

Predicting injury, infection or disease in a military population on operations helps maintain fighting ability. This challenge seeks to identify areas of physiology and biochemical pathways that, with new surveillance and analysis technology, can provide novel ways of assessing health and wellbeing.

Challenge 2.  Advanced medical systems for field care

Post-Afghanistan, operational medicine will evolve. Future medical capability will rely on smart, innovative, less logistically intense ways of diagnosing and treating medical emergencies. This challenge seeks innovative technologies that can be used routinely by non-specialists in an operational setting to diagnose the cause and severity of injury or illness and assist in providing care.
This competition will be briefed at the CDE Innovation Network event on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 in Scotland.
This CDE themed competition will close on Thursday, 13 November 2014 at 5pm.
All proposals must be submitted via the CDE Portal

Application process

This competition is run by the Centre for Defence Enterprise. 

Key dates

  • Opense: 3 September 2014
  • Closes: 13 November 2014

Further information