So, what is the Technology Strategy Board? Simply put, we are concerned with supporting business innovation, enabled by technology, to produce business benefit, economic growth and quality of life.
We are sponsored by DIUS – Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills. I want to emphasise this because the misconception persists in some corners that we are part of BERR, which is not the case. But the benefits of being an arm’s length body is that we can work across government and across the whole spectrum of innovation. This is critical because we can only achieve what we are setting out to do through partnerships . Partnerships with business first and foremost – who we see as our customers. But also partnership with a wide range of stakeholders who are already joining with us, or who we need to bring along in future, on this journey of innovation. These include research councils, RDAs, devloved administration, research and technology organisations and a range of other bodies playing in this space. They all have a part to play.
Challenge led innovation means that instead of starting with science and wondering how to apply it, we start with the great challenges that society faces, and look for the science, the technology and indeed the creativity that might address them and the competitive challenge of maintaining world leading business and sectors in the UK. We plan for 50% of our resources to be directed at supporting challenge-led innovation We are doing this in several broad areas, listed here, where we have and must maintain a world-leading position. We call these key application areas and for each of these we will have specific strategies to address their particular needs. I don’t have time to go through all of them in detail, but by way of illustration, in a few minutes I’m going to ask Derek Allen and Filomena La Porta from my team to outline for you our energy transmission and supply strategy, which includes investment of up to #20 million annually in the Energy Technologies Institute And Sian Brereton and John Cass will be announcing for the first time some of our initiatives in the creative industries sector.
Suggest not to run through all these, just say here they are. Perhaps explain one or two. Across the KTNs there are 35,000 members. The university membership varies from KTN to KTN, but overall approx. 25% of KTN membership is from universities.
UK capacity to develop and exploit the technology? significant research capability/capacity to exploit opportunities Potential for Impact and Timescale: further research and innovation with significant impact in right timeframe, competitive activity – key benchmark for right things at the right pace. The Size of the Global Market Opportunity: create value added in UK, taking account of the global market potential. A Clear Technology Strategy Board Role: add value identifying and addressing barriers, critical policy challenges, lever in other public funds, raise engagement, cross-government co-ordination - a clear basis for business to engage in the agenda
This is about taking challenges that Government has at least a partial responsibility to address, and has some of the potential levers - procurement, regulation, standards or taxes!!! It requires we know what business can deliver - not just the usual suspects, but those from outside the area applying “new to market” technology. And what science can provide in the future - and help define goals and support development
OECD countries spend almost 10% of gross national product on healthcare
The opportunities for business are tremendous and a number of new large players are already taking this on board. Key players such as BT, Intel, IBM, Pfizer have already seized the business opportunities afforded by the global remote market
Assisted Living Innovation Platform Ageing, Innovation and Business Jackie Marshall-Cyrus – Lead Specialist 20 th March 2009 Driving Innovation
The Technology Strategy Board is… A national body supporting business innovation for business benefit for economic growth for quality of life
About us <ul><li>An arm’s length executive body </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored by the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) </li></ul><ul><li>Working across government </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership with research councils, regional development agencies and the devolved administrations </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on business innovation and the application of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Investing around £1bn in 2008-2011 (with partner contributions) </li></ul>
Delivery mechanisms <ul><li>Strategies in Key Technology/ Application Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative R&D Competitions </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Transfer Networks </li></ul>
<ul><li>National networks in a field of technology or business application </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by the Technology Strategy Board </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing together business, research bodies and the finance community … </li></ul><ul><li>… to stimulate innovation through exchange of knowledge and expertise. </li></ul><ul><li>Total KTN members: over 25,000 </li></ul>Knowledge Transfer Networks
Aerospace and Defence bioProcessUK Bioscience for Business Chemistry Innovation Cyber Security Digital Communications Electronics Integrated Products Manufacturing Environmental Food Processing Grid Computing Now! Healthcare Technologies Industrial Mathematics Intelligent Transport Systems Location & Timing Low Carbon & Fuel Cell Technologies Materials Nanotechnology Modern Built Environment Photonics Resource Efficiency Sensors & Instrumentation UK Displays & Lighting Creative Industries
Our criteria for investment <ul><li>UK capacity to develop and exploit the technology </li></ul><ul><li>The right potential for impact in the right time frame </li></ul><ul><li>The size of the global market opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>A clear role for the Technology Strategy Board to add value </li></ul>
Continuity of Funding Application-driven R&D Emerging underpinning R&D Product development Time TRL 3 9 6 TSB support Pre-product demo RC support Industry funding TSB support Proof-of Concept
What is an Innovation Platform? <ul><li>They address a major policy and societal challenge, by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>..understanding Government’s intended use of regulation and procurement to address challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>..engaging with business and the research community to identify appropriate responses and their development needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>..supporting programmes to deliver innovative solutions </li></ul></ul>
Innovation Platforms <ul><li>Network Security </li></ul><ul><li>Intelligent Transport Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Low Carbon Vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>Low Impact Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted Living </li></ul><ul><li>Detection and Identification of Infectious Agents </li></ul>
There are a lot more people
<ul><li>The UK population over 65 is expected to almost double to 16.8 million by 2051… </li></ul><ul><li>… and the number suffering from long-term conditions will rise from 18.5 million to 20.6 million by 2020 </li></ul><ul><li>75% - 85% of worldwide healthcare spending is on chronic disease management </li></ul><ul><li>The global remote healthcare market is worth about £394M. What are the projections for the future??? </li></ul>Assisted Living The challenge
<ul><li>“ Our health, our care, our say” – 2006 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to become more responsive to patient needs and prevent ill health by promoting healthy lifestyles – includes provision of care closer to and at home </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Preventative Technology Grant – 2006-8 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to initiate a change in the design and delivery of health, social care and housing services and prevention strategies… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to enhance and maintain the well-being and independence of individuals. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Whole system demonstrator programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newham, Kent and Cornwall. Large scale - case controlled. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Devolved Administrations? </li></ul></ul>Assisted Living The response – Department of Health
Aim of the Assisted Living IP <ul><li>The aim of the platform is to significantly advance the technology to meet the demand for independent living from those suffering from chronic conditions (e.g. CHD, COPD, Type 2 Diabetes, Alzheimer's) in particular the increasing demand from the increasing number of the elderly. </li></ul><ul><li>Our job is to give the technology greater capability, make it easier to use and cheaper. </li></ul><ul><li>This presents a major opportunity for companies involved in the existing telecare market, for new players and for SMEs. </li></ul>
The Technology Roadmap January 2007– Headlines <ul><li>Communications : addressing isolation, increased interactions between individuals and systems. Improved user interfaces, navigation and location (mobility?). </li></ul><ul><li>Data Processing : Data mining and data fusion </li></ul><ul><li>Sensors and Devices : increasing the range of functions and improving performance and design </li></ul><ul><li>Cross cutting issues : Security and authentication, systems reliability and integration and interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>Available on the Health Technologies KTN web site: http://www.alip-healthtechktn.com/index.php?option = com_remository&Itemid </li></ul>
Assisted Living Innovation Platform 2007 - 2012 2009 2010 2011 2012 SCDE (running) 2008 2007 Home based systems & UCD (running) ALIP KT (running) KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER AND STANDARDS SHORT TERM R&D LONG TERM R&D Business & Economic modelling Social and Behavioural studies OBJECTIVE: Large scale New technology Demonstrator EXTERNAL to ALIP: Whole Systems Demonstrators Knowledge Standards?
Investing in the business of ageing <ul><li>Total investment of £14M funding for 9 innovative research projects </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Strategy Board invested £6M supported by contribution of £0.5M by the DH </li></ul><ul><li>Matched funding from the companies participating in the research </li></ul><ul><li>Bring together the best UK expertise from industry, health and care professions and universities </li></ul>
Research development areas <ul><li>In-home two-way technology for the supply of health information and tele-consultation with health professionals </li></ul><ul><li>An automated, non-intrusive, intelligent monitoring system for the elderly and disabled </li></ul><ul><li>Development of an innovative real time gait training system for people with abnormal gait </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation of the potential benefits of preventative telecare and telehealth systems </li></ul>
Over 50 participants <ul><li>Fold Housing Association, Housing 21, University of Sheffield, Tunstall Group Ltd, DigiTV. </li></ul><ul><li>BRE, FAST, Medilink West Midlands, Willmott Dixon Construction, Royal Institute of British Architects, Cisco Systems, Microsoft Ltd, Hereward College, Sasie Ltd, Wates Living Space, Tunstall. </li></ul><ul><li>ETB, The London Knee Clinic, University of Bath. </li></ul><ul><li>Docobo, Chubb, HW Communications, Informing Healthcare, Southampton NHS Trust, Help the Aged. </li></ul><ul><li>ADI, Airedale NHS Trust , BTL Group Ltd, Red Embedded Design Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Data Ltd, PERA Innovation, XIM Ltd, Care UK Plc, Cortex Controller, Lloyds Chemists*. </li></ul><ul><li>Tynetec Ltd, Darlington Borough Council, Newcastle University, Your Homes Newcastle, Aid-call Ltd, Intrahealth Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>Fold Housing, University of Ulster *. </li></ul><ul><li>Medilink West Midlands, Icue Care, Coventry University, Giga Systems, Safe Surgery Systems, Health Exchange CIC Ltd. </li></ul>
At the moment… <ul><li>1. Working up proposal to look at economic business models. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Working up proposal to look at social/societal issues, hopefully a Call launch in August. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Horizontal action on user involvement in all technology oriented collaborative projects. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Looking at joint activity with IPs in diagnostics, security privacy and trust IP, Intelligent Transport IP, LIBIP </li></ul>
Technology oriented AL conference with the IET <ul><li>At The IET Savoy Place, London </li></ul><ul><li>24/25 March 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific lead is Professor Garik Markarian of Lancaster University. </li></ul><ul><li>International, but ALIP to take a session, and get UK project participants to attend. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// conferences.theiet.org /assisted-living/ </li></ul>
How we’ve budgeted <ul><li>1 st Call - £6.5M </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Call - £5.5M </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Transfer - £500K </li></ul><ul><li>Basic research -£10M </li></ul><ul><li>Future Technology Suite - £15M </li></ul><ul><li>Economic/Business Modelling - £3M </li></ul><ul><li>AAL – 1.1M Euro </li></ul>