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SBRI Competition 16: Cardiovascular Disease

A new national Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare competition is being launched by NHS England and NHS Improvement in partnership with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) to find innovative new products and services. The projects will be selected primarily on their potential value to the health service and on the improved outcomes delivered for patients.

The theme of the current competition is “Cardiovascular Disease” (CVD) and within this topic three categories have been identified via review of key policy documents and in conjunction with key professionals. Applicants are expected to respond to one of the three categories, whilst being mindful of the broader system –

  • Detection and prevention – detecting cardiovascualr disease in a more efficient and less invasive way
  • Intervention and invasive investigations – what if cardiovascualr interventions were more accurate, predictable, non-invasive and provided better patient outcomes?
  • Efficiency of the CVD pathway – what if cardiovascular detection, diagnostics and interventions were more efficient?

The competition is open to single companies or organisations from the private, public and third sectors, including charities. The competition runs in two phases (subject to availability of budget in 2020):

  • Phase 1 is intended to show the technical feasibility of the proposed concept. The development contracts placed will be for a maximum of 6 months and up to £100,000 (inc. VAT) per project
  • Phase 2 contracts are intended to develop and evaluate prototypes or demonstration units from the more promising technologies in Phase 1. Only those projects that have completed Phase 1 successfully will be eligible for Phase 2 (12 months and up to £1m per project).

Developments will be 100% funded and suppliers for each project will be selected by an open competition process and retain the intellectual property rights (IPR) generated from the project, with certain rights of use retained by the NHS.

More information can be found here

Competition opens: Monday 24 June 2019
Competition deadline: Wednesday 14 August 12.00pm

SBRI Competition 16: Integrated Care and Social Care

A new national Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare competition is being launched by NHS England and NHS Improvement in partnership with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) to find innovative new products and services. The projects will be selected primarily on their potential value to the health service and on the improved outcomes delivered for patients.

The theme of the current competition is “Integrated Care and Social Care” and within this topic two categories have been identified via consultation with clinicians and other key stakeholders working in provision of care across the spectrum of care. Applicants are expected to respond to one of the two categories, whilst being mindful of the broader system –

  • Improve effective data sharing systems across the care network
  • Reducing social care workforce pressures.

The competition is open to single companies or organisations from the private, public and third sectors, including charities. The competition runs in two phases (subject to availability of budget in 2020):

  • Phase 1 is intended to show the technical feasibility of the proposed concept. The development contracts placed will be for a maximum of 6 months and up to £100,000 (inc. VAT) per project
  • Phase 2 contracts are intended to develop and evaluate prototypes or demonstration units from the more promising technologies in Phase 1. Only those projects that have completed Phase 1 successfully will be eligible for Phase 2 (12 months and up to £1m per project).

Developments will be 100% funded and suppliers for each project will be selected by an open competition process and retain the intellectual property rights (IPR) generated from the project, with certain rights of use retained by the NHS.

More information can be found here

Competition opens: Monday 24 June 2019
Competition deadline: Wednesday 14 August 12.00pm

SME Support to evaluate innovative medical technologies

The Office for Life Sciences (OLS) will work with Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, to invest up to £1.5 million in innovation projects. These will support developers of innovative medical devices, diagnostics and regulated digital technology to evaluate their product in a real world clinical setting.

All projects must be led by a UK based SME. You can choose from 2 options:

  1. Planning and preparation for a study, for which total eligible project costs can be up to £50,000.
  2. A study to collect clinical performance and cost-effectiveness data, for which total project costs can be up to £250,000.

Applications for funding to cover the costs of material or capital usage will not be eligible. Leave these sections blank in your application.

This competition provides support for micro, small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop an evidence base for products that address NHS priorities. Our support will allow companies to collect and analyse clinical performance and cost effectiveness data in an NHS setting.

You can work alone or collaborate with others as non grant claiming partners or sub-contractors. Only the lead partner will be eligible to claim grant funding.

Applications are highly encouraged from SMEs from across all regions of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

More information can be found here

Competition opens: Tuesday 23 April 2019
Competition deadline: Wednesday 3 July 12.00pm

Contact: Ashley Aitken

Ashley Aitken
Senior Programme Manager

Ashley has experience of sales and marketing in the life science sector. She is a graduate of the University of Warwick, and specialised in Molecular Genetics.
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