In their own words The Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI Healthcare) is

“an NHS England initiative, championed by the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), who aim to promote UK economic growth whilst addressing unmet health needs and enhancing the take up of known best practice.”

“The initiative supports a programme of competitions inviting companies to come forward with their ideas and new technologies for known NHS challenges. These ideas are assessed and a fully funded development contract is agreed between the company and the NHS. SBRI Healthcare monitors the contract – where the NHS is the lead customer

The SBRI Healthcare programme has two primary-phases that start with an initial identification of unmet need, undertaken by clinicians. Challenges are offered to industry to test the feasibility of their ideas and these projects, if successful, can result in a contract to develop the product”.

The SBRI Healthcare process is an efficient, fast and simple way for the NHS to partner with industry and tackle important challenges currently effecting society.

For more information and to review the current SBRI funding opportunities, please visit their website – SBRI