The Longitude Prize is a £10m prize fund, with an £8m payout, that will reward a team of researchers who develop a point–of–care diagnostic test that will conserve antibiotics for future generations and revolutionise the delivery of global healthcare. The test must be accurate, rapid, affordable and easy to use anywhere in the world. Meet the competing teams building these innovative technologies and aiming to apply for the Longitude Prize.
The Royal College of Nursing and the Longitude Prize at Nesta Challenges are hosting a free one-day symposium with clinicians, nurses, health experts and professional bodies working in urinary tract infections (UTIs) in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) together with international UTI diagnostic developers competing in the Longitude Prize. The symposium aims to build understanding of the type of point-of-care (POC) diagnostic tests required in the NHS and their clinical pathways. Test developers will present their innovations for discussion and evaluation by an expert panel and attendees.
24 February 2020, 10.30 - 17.00
Location: Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, W1G 0RN London, United Kingdom