• To ensure ambulances get to hospitals in 8 minutes or less

Ambulance services across the UK are required to meet 75% of life-threatening cases within 8 minutes to guarantee NHS funding and avoid fines.

Many struggle to meet this target and ageing demographics, a growing population and continual public health cuts put additional strain on resources.

Funded by Innovate UK and led by Red Ninja, the Life First Emergency Traffic Control (LiFE) project brings together the Future Cities Catapult, the Transport Systems Catapult and DYNNIQ to develop innovative solutions for reducing the time it takes emergency vehicles to reach patients in a critical condition.

Key challenges and how these were overcome:

  • Finding partners is always difficult. Being clear about your idea and the skills you need is important to bring in the right partners.

Key success factors:

  • Successful trials with the NHS in progress.

Organisation: Red Ninja

How long has the project been operational: 5 years

How long the project took from concept approval to implementation: 4 years

Funding: Public sector

Total project cost: £300-500k

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