SBRI Healthcare Latest Funding for SMEs: Improving outcomes for older people with multiple-morbidities

SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England funded initiative to develop innovative products and services that address unmet health needs, today announced the launch of the latest SBRI Healthcare competition where up to 12 small business could each benefit from £100,000 Phase 1 product development funding. In this latest round, SBRI Healthcare will look to award a total of £1 million for ideas from companies focused on addressing challenges in older people with multiple-morbidities and specifically in the problem areas of: Falls, Incontinence and Decline in Functional Ability.

Details of the call

The Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI Healthcare) works with Academic Health Science Networks to identify priority areas where technology can be applied to address major clinical challenges. The programme focuses on clearly identified NHS needs, bringing clinicians and business together at an early stage to harness the expertise of SMEs to develop effective solutions. Companies successful in the six month feasibility stage (Phase 1) are eligible to move on to more detailed product development and NHS validation where up to £2 million in further funding support can be secured across two additional phases.

The competition closes on August 11, 2015 with winners announced in December. Briefing events for businesses to learn about the competition will take place on June 18, Birmingham and June 25, London. For more info on the briefing events please click here.

For full details about this initiative, go to - £100,000 Funding Awards on Offer to Small Businesses in Latest SBRI Healthcare Competition.

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