Funding opportunity to work with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector on hyvr

22 January 2019

The West of England Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) is inviting organisations from the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to submit proposals for funding between £500 and £10,000, to strengthen links with public contributors and encourage innovation using ‘hyvr‘ – the online social media platform for healthcare.

‘hyvr’ has been developed by the West of England AHSN as a platform where users can discuss innovations and health related issues with like-minded people in groups called ‘hives’. Ongoing dialogue on ‘hyvr’ between the public and other collaborators will seek to accelerate the development of new and relevant healthcare initiatives including products, gadgets and new ways of working, as well as a forum for any health or care topic discussion.

Successful proposals will achieve four objectives:

  • Benefit the applying organisations in supporting strategic aims
  • Provide sufficient numbers of users on the hyvr platform to determine its efficacy as a networking tool
  • Strengthen links with public contributors, putting them at the heart of the innovation process
  • Support innovators to engage directly with public contributors

Applications are open until midday on 21 February 2019.

Please make enquiries to Jo Bangoura.

Visit the West of England AHSN website for more details, including application guidance and schedule.