Technology Solutions thematic project (C) "TechSolns" approved

The NPA Programme Secretariat approved the Technology Solutions thematic "Impact on COVID-19 from Technology Solutions in NPA Regions " - TechSolns project (C) led by Professor Joan Condell, Ulster University, Northern Ireland with three partners: Nemlia LLC, Faroe Islands; University of Oulu, Finland; and Centre for Rural Medicine – Region Västerbotten, Sweden.


Associated partners in TechSolns include

  • Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre, Northern Ireland
  • University of Limerick, School of Medicine Ireland
  • Healthcare Analytics Limited, Northern Ireland
  • Interactive Health Ltd., Scotland
  • Kraydel Ltd, Northern Ireland
  • Centria University of Applied Sciences, R&D - Wellbeing and Entrepreneurship, Finland
  • Norwegian Centre for Rural Medicine (NCRM), University of Tromsø The Arctic University of Norway
  • NHS Highland, Scotland
  • Akureyri Hospital, Iceland
  • Institute of Public Health in Ireland
  • Wyld Networks Ltd, United Kingdom

There has been an upsurge in the use of technology solutions across the NPA, solutions that have been attempting to reduce the effects of COVID-19. These include attempting to reduce demand for other services, protection of vulnerable people such as apps for wellbeing, using technology for test/trace of cases and technology to enable social distancing.

The TechSolns project will report on the effectiveness of technological solutions across the NPA through:

  • sharing good practices;
  • making recommendations and assessing how e-health/technology solutions have been put in place during the pandemic lockdown;
  • how technological solutions have been brought to groups who need them; · technology best practice will be studied;
  • review technology innovation with a low threshold which could be fast-tracked for future pandemic waves.

It is expected the TechSolns project, like the previously approved NPA COVID-19 response projects, will help form a coherent insight into COVID-19 effects in the NPA area, and provide lessons for the next NPA programme 2021-2027.


Professor Joan Condell FHEA FCHERP
Distinguished Teaching and Learning Support Fellowship
School of Computing, Engineering and Intelligent Systems
E: j.condell{at}
T: 07955813249