Data Innovation Challenge - The Rising Problem of Type 2 Diabetes.

7 April 2016, 11:06

To celebrate World Health Day the University of Bradford and the Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire are running a data innovation challenge focusing on the rising problem of Type 2 Diabetes in the UK.

The challenge will be based on a number of open data sets and is aimed at SMEs, academics and other organisations with the key objective of showing how we can utilise data to gain better insight into the disease.

Diabetes is one of the major challenges facing the UK and is the biggest challenge facing Bradford’s population. There is a global demand for the development of novel digital health products that can help with preventing and managing Type 2 Diabetes.This Data Dive will tackle this challenge by encouraging the participating teams to develop innovative digital health products that would promote sustained patient engagement and positive behavioral change for the prevention and/or management of type 2 diabetes.

It's up to you to come up with the innovation. We will provide the insight into the problem and the data sets that can be used.

The winner of the data dive will gain sponsorship from Digital Catapult Yorkshire Centre to help develop their concept to a prototype stage under the supervision of Bradford City and District Clinical Commissioning Groups.

This Data Dive will be carried out in two stages:

Stage 1: Briefing Session and Stakeholders Meeting - Monday 13th June 14.00-16.30

This will provide the registered teams with the opportunity to meet clinicians, NHS experts, academics, DigiCatYorks and CCG representatives to learn more about the problem and user’s requirements.

Stage 2: Demonstrations and Final Design Judging - Wednesday 29thJune, Time tbc

Judging will be carried out by a cross section of nominated Stakeholders.

DigiCatYorks will sponsor the winning team to develop a working prototype based on their winning design, under the supervision of Bradford CCGs (both City and Districts).

The competing teams will have the freedom to use any open diabetes data set that has the potential to support their innovative design idea. Possible open data providers would include:

-          Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)


-          Leeds Data Mill


Register your interest to receive further information or contact Professor Rami Qawaji. 

This event will be held at:

Digital Exchange

34 Peckover Street



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