SBRI Healthcare

Key Features

Organisations can apply for funding for the development of innovative new products and services for the identified challenge areas: Cardiovascular Disease or Integrated Care and Social Care.

Programme:     SBRI

Award:     Up to £100,000 per project

Opens: 24th Jun 2019

Closes: 14th Aug 2019

! This scheme is now closed


SBRI Healthcare is an NHS England initiative, led by the Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), who aim to promote UK economic growth whilst addressing unmet health needs and enhancing the take up of known best practice.

Challenge Areas

There are 2 challenge areas identified for this competition. Each challenge area has various sub-sections.

Cardiovascular Disease

  • Detection and Prevention
  • Intervention and invasive investigations
  • Efficiency of CVD pathway

Integrated Care and Social Care

  • Improve effective data sharing systems across the care network
  • Reduce social care workforce pressure

Please Note: you can find full scope documents for both challenge areas on the SBRI Healthcare website or by clicking the links below:


The competition is open to single companies or organisations from the private, public and third sectors, including charities.

Funding Costs

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.