• Status: Closed

  • Key features: SBRI Healthcare, an NHS funded initiative, 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

  • Programme: SBRI

  • Award: Up to £1 million

  • Opens: 15 Jun 2015, 13:49

  • Registration closes: 11 Aug 2015, 12:00

  • Closes: 11 Aug 2015, 12:00

  • Support phone number: 0300 321 4357

Older people with multiple morbidities

Summary

SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England funded initiative to develop innovative products and services that address unmet health needs, launches its latest competition where up to 12 contracts could each benefit from £100,000 Phase 1 product development funding. The competition is open to single companies or organisations from the private, public and third sectors, including charities.
 
In this 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.  
 
The competition theme areas have been chosen in partnership with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) across England and specifically for this programme:
 
Falls and Care Planning - Health Innovation Network (South London AHSN) 
Decline in Functional Ability - Eastern AHSN 
Urinary and Faecal Incontinence - West of England, UCL Partners and North West Coast AHSNs.  
 
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

Briefing Event

Briefing events for businesses to learn about the competition will take place on June 18, Birmingham and June 25, London.  For further details please visit - http://www.sbrihealthcare.co.uk/

How to apply

All bids should be made using the Application Form. Instructions on how to access this document and other competition material are available at http://www.sbrihealthcare.co.uk/

Key dates

Competition Status Open
Competition open date 15 June 2015
Competition close date 12.00 noon on 11 August 2015
Competition Briefing event, Birmingham 18 June 2015
Competition Briefing event, London 25 June 2015

 

Other similar competitions

Long Term Care Revolution National Challenge

Innovate UK is also investing up to £4million in the Long Term Care Revolution National Challenge.  This competition aims to stimulate the development of innovative new products, services and systems that disrupt the current long-term care model, have a clear and viable route to market as well as the potential to be commercialised at scale.   There is no limitation on size of firm but innovators are encouraged to work together as part of a consortia that include companies outside the long-term care sector who can apply fresh and innovative ideas to the challenges of this competition.  For more information about the competition scope, application process, key dates please visit:  Long Term Care Revolution National Challenge.