COLO-SPEED will harness the enthusiasm of local endoscopy teams and build a long-term sustainable research infrastructure. It will use the patient contact point of endoscopy to develop a population-based “experimental platform”, comprising individuals attending for screening, symptomatic and polyp/cancer surveillance endoscopy. This will recruit patients into a wide range of CRC studies across the disease continuum, creating a unique, world-leading, resource for CRC SPED research, delivering benefits to patients, the wider population and society of the NE.
Working in partnership with the GSMA’s Mobile for Development Utilities programme and ElectriCChain, developers of the SolarCoin Blockchain, this 24 month research project brings together a team of electrical and electronic engineers, human-computer interaction specialists, and social anthropologists to explore the potential for distributed ledger technologies to accelerate access to off grid solar energy in Sub-Saharan Africa by delinking current business models from existing mobile money payment infrastructures and third parties, creating new models for incentivising and rewarding the installation of off grid solar, and developing new peer-to-peer business models.
With this challenge, we aim to assemble a community of stakeholders around the topic of enabling and health promoting environments including academics, social and health practitioners, BEP and policy makers. Through a series of activities we will scope the barriers and challenges to health promoting environments; create large-scale datasets that capture residents’ daily routines; and develop novel research tools that will produce objective evidence to support older adults living healthy and socially fulfilling lives.