Care-at-Home Innovation Grant

Brought to you by the Ministry of Health of Singapore (MOH)

Care-at-Home Innovation Grant - Closed

The Care-at-Home Innovation Grant is the first of the grant calls under the research thrust “Ageing in Place” under the National Innovation Challenge (NIC) on Active and Confident Ageing. The objective of the Care-at-Home Innovation Grant is to encourage greater innovation and adoption of technology by providers to serve home care clients in more productive and cost-effective manner.

This can be through the use of operations research, data analytics, technologies and/or business process redesign to revamp the current delivery of home care services.

Challenge Statement

The challenge is to achieve the following outcome:

Invent a new model of care that can enhance the productivity of home care staff by at least 50%, while ensuring good quality, client-centric and responsive care.

News

MOH released a Corrigendum #1 on 21 September 2015. This Corrigendum comprises:
A.      Extension of Deadline for Project Abstract Submission for Care-at-Home Innovation Grant
B.      Amendments to IP Policy for Care-at-Home Innovation Grant

IMPORTANT: All Participants are to refer to the following link for the corrigendum:
Corrigendum No1 to Care-At-Home Innovation Grant

Participants should also refer to the following updated documents:
i.    Care-at-Home Innovation Grant Public Document (21 September 2015)
ii.   Annex A to Care-at-Home Innovation Grant Public Document (21 September 2015)

Eligibility

The Care-at-Home Innovation Grant is open to all interested commercial entities and non-profit organisations from all industries. Interested participants may form teams comprising:

(1) At least one home care provider

AND

(2) At least one solutions provider

  • Existinghome care provider already operating in Singapore; OR
  • Interested new entrantto local home care scene who is an
    • Existing healthcare or social care provider in Singapore; OR
    • Organisation with experience running home care services overseas

With technological, analytical and/or Operations Research expertise.

This includes, but is not limited to organisations who can offer ICT solutions, consultancy services, logistics, data analytics, has experience optimising deployment and scheduling, etc.

All commercial entities in the Project Teams must be registered in Singapore.  Foreigners may apply but the public, private or non-profit organisations that they represent must be registered in Singapore either through setting up a local equivalent of the entity in Singapore or through consortiums with Singapore-registered entities.

For detailed participating criteria and instructions, please refer to the Care-at-Home Innovation Grant Public Document and Care-at-Home Innovation Grant Public Document Annex A

Awards

  • Up to 80% funding of approved qualifying costs to develop and implement proposed solutions for up to a period of three years.
  • MOH operating subvention for the provision of home care services may also be extended to awarded teams subject to meeting MOH’s service requirements.

Important dates to note (last updated 10 May 2016):

The timeline for key activities under the Care-at-Home Innovation Grant is set out below.

Activity Date
Call for Proposals 21 August 2015 (Fri)
Public Briefing 26 August 2015 (Wed)
Industry Networking Session 4 September 2015 (Fri)
Deadline for ProposalAbstract Submission

* Interested participants are to submit a short 5-page proposal with a summary of their proposed solutions. The organiser will assess compliance to the eligibility criteria and grant scope, and shortlist eligible participants to flesh out their proposals in greater details.

6November 2015 (Fri)
Deadline for Submission of ProjectProposal January2016
Presentations to Evaluation Panel March 2016
Negotiation Stage May2016

Public Briefing

MOH held a Public Briefing for the grant call on 26 August 2015. You may wish to refer to the attached presentation slides for more info if you have missed it.

Industry Networking Session

MOH held an Industry Networking Session for the grant call on 4 September 2015. Over 200 individuals from health/ social care providers and solutions providers attended. We thank you for the support for the event.

Submission

For terms and conditions of the Innovation Grant, please refer to the Care-at-Home Innovation Grant Public Document and Care-at-Home Innovation Grant Public Document Annex A.

Project proposals will be submitted through a two-stage process, as follows:

  1. Project Abstract.     Project teams are to first submit an abstract of their proposed Project, using the "Project Abstract Submission Template".

    Participants shall furnish all necessary information and documents as required in the template. Two hardcopies of the Project Abstract should reach MOH no later than 6 November 2015 at 1700hrs.

    All Project Abstracts received will be preliminarily assessed for compliance with the eligibility criteria and scope. Shortlisted eligible Project teams will be asked to flesh out their proposed Project in greater detail for the second stage.

  2. Project Proposal.     MOH will inform the respective Team Leads of shortlisted Project teams via email to submit their detailed Project Proposal using the “Project Proposal Submission Template” that will be emailed to them. Project teams shall furnish all necessary information and documents as required in the template. There is no limit to the length of the Project Proposal. Two hardcopies of the Project Proposal should reach MOH.

Supporting Agencies:

  • Agency for Integrated Care (AIC)
  • Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
  • MOH Holdings Pte Ltd (MOHH)
  • National Research Foundation (NRF)
  • Standards, Productivity and Innovation Board (SPRING Singapore)

Contact Us

For any enquiries on the Care-at-Home Innovation Grant or the National Innovation Challenge, please email us at NIC_Ageing@moh.gov.sg.

Last updated: 17 Jul 2018