Led by Professor Rachel McKendry from UCL, the Exploratory Projects programme is designed to close the expertise gaps in the i-sense consortium by bringing in new partners from collaborating institutions.
Exploratory projects are intended to be short, high‐risk, new collaborations (3‐12 months), between two or more partners from the i‐sense institutions and will complement the core research programme. Outputs of these projects form the basis of additional grant applications.
The first major Exploratory Project call was in 2014 and funded projects related to the topic 'Early-Warning Sensing Systems for Influenza', while the second call in 2015 covered projects related to the topic 'Digital Disease Detection: Building the toolkit'.
You can find out more information on past funding rounds and future opportunities here.
Exploratory Project case studies: