The Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI Healthcare) is an NHS England initiative, championed by the 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) across England. HEE provides the day to day operational support for delivery of the programme under contract from the Eastern AHSN.

The initiative supports a programme of competitions inviting companies to come forward with their ideas and new technologies for known NHS challenges.

SBRI Healthcare 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.

Awards range from up to £100k in Phase 1 (feasibility) and up to £1m in Phase 2 (development).

For further information please visit the dedicated SBRI Healthcare website.

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