EPIC boost for eHealth projects

Don’t Miss the Chance to Turn Your eHealth Idea into a Reality!

Kensa Health co-founders Caitlin Gould and Rose Abbott recently launched their women’s health platform with the support of EPIC


Got a great idea for a digital health opportunity that would improve Cornish lives?

Whether you’re a charity to tackle loneliness in the community or part of a tech startup with an amazing wellbeing app idea, we have good news – there’s still time to apply for the support and funding you need with eHealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (EPIC).

Joining the EPIC community offers many benefits, including grants of up to £10k (with scaled match funding for grants over £4k academic support from subject matter experts at the University of Plymouth, and use of the EPICentre business venue in Truro for meetings and events.

Since it launched in 2017, the project has helped more than 150 businesses that are making a positive impact on wellbeing in local communities, including Truro-based women’s health platform, Kensa Health.

“Without EPIC we would have struggled to get that balance of pushing our company forwards, whilst having access to the research side and the knowledge that EPIC has provided us with,” says co-founder Dr Rose Abbott.

“Having EPIC with us from quite early on has been so helpful that we have this constant development process.”

Interested in learning more? EPIC encourages applications from all types of organisations, including small-to-mid-sized businesses (SMEs)*, non-profits, community interest companies (CICs), or other social enterprises based in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly.

To ensure you don’t miss out on this opportunity and to be in with a chance of securing funding, please contact the EPIC team at epic@plymouth.ac.uk. The next funding application deadline is November 14.

EPIC is a three-year collaborative project, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the South West Academic Health Science Network.

*To meet the eligibility criteria, businesses must have fewer than 250 employees and a turnover not exceeding £50 million.