GCRF Demonstrate Impact Interview with Dr Elin Haf Davies, Aparito

Posted on: 26/02/2020

In this interview, Elin talks about how Aparito can help people with rare diseases can get access to treatments that could improve their lives.

Five years ago, Dr Elin Haf Davies had the inspiration to start Aparito and change the way we do patient monitoring, after witnessing first hand the stress that families encountered when asked to travel to hospitals, sometimes overnight or longer, and to take part in extensive clinical trials assessments. Aparito offers an innovative digital health solution and provides unique monitoring via wearable technology, mobile phone applications, and video monitoring – in real time.


Following funding and support from Innovate UK and the Newton Fund, Aparito were able to start precision medicine studies and deploy wearable technology and disease specific mobile applications in Cape Town, South Africa to address the challenges affecting people and the delivery of their care.


UK Research and Innovation¬†have recently launched a new Demonstrate Impact Programme under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The fund is now at Round 2 stage and aims to “Increase Impact Through Innovation in Developing Countries”. KTN and Innovate UK are hosting two competition briefing events in March. If you would like to come and hear about other case studies similar to Dr Davies, would like more information about the GCRF Demonstrate Impact Programme, or would like to attend either (or both!) events, please click on the registration link(s) below.

About GCRF

The Global Challenges Reseach Fund (GCRF) will invest up to £9.3 million in demonstration-stage projects. The projects must have the potential to transform lives in developing countries, through market-creating innovation. We will support projects that address one of ten global societal challenges recognised in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the development of innovative processes, products and services.


These projects should lead to the deployment of those innovations within developing countries.


Round 2 of the competition opens on the 2nd March 2020 and closes on the 6th May 2020.

*** Our London Competition Briefing event has limited places left so please be quick if you wish to register. We do however still have availability at the Edinburgh event on the 12th March. Links to register are below. ***

Register for our forthcoming competition briefing event in London.

Register for our forthcoming competition briefing event in Edinburgh.

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GCRF Demonstrate Impact Interview with Dr Elin Haf Davies, Aparito.

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