Technology Landscape Reviews

12th July 2021 about a 2 minute read

FCC is mapping the landscape of adult social care technology startups and is exploring the key themes for development in the sector. Technology applied to adult social care is a priority for future care capital and through the reports we publish on the sector, events we run, and policy engagements with a range of stakeholders, we seek to raise the profile of technology applications and empower the highest quality care outcomes. 

The first landscape review was published in February 2021 and focused on home care technology. The second review was published in July 2021 and focused on mental health technology. The subsequent reports in the series will be launched throughout the rest 2021. 

Why are we doing this? 

  • We believe that digital technology has significant potential for the adult social care sector. 
  • Healthcare and many other sectors have benefitted greatly from a great range of technologies, and we believe social care has some great opportunities for developers.  
  • Startups or SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises) are key developers of innovative products, and it is important to foster an environment to help them proliferate. 

How can people get involved? 

  • Read our research and provide feedback 
  • Attend or speak at our events 
  • Tell us about your product, pilot or technology 

If you think your organisation should be in our map of the landscape and it currently is, or you want to get in touch us generally about the project, contact us at [email protected].

There is huge potential for technology to be deployed in the social care market. Currently, we see a major disparity in the number of companies and solutions developed specifically for care compared to healthcare. Where the sector is so varied, there needs to be a much greater range of solutions to ensure the best care can be provided, enabling people to live longer, healthier lives with as much independence as possible Dr Peter Bloomfield