SBRI Healthcare Mental Health

Fund Name: Mental Health
Project Length: Varies
Project Value: £1M grant
Deadline: 29/11/2017

SBRI Healthcare Mental Health

SBRI Healthcare Mental Health competition. Applicants are expected to respond to one of the three categories, whilst being mindful of the broader system.

The competition is open to single companies or organisations from the private, public and third sectors, including charities. The competition will run in two phases:

• 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.

Companies applying are also asked to consider:
• How will the proposed solution impact on the clinical care pathway, and how will the care pathway need to be changed in order to deliver system-wide benefits?
• How will you ensure that the technology will be acceptable to patients (and their families) and to healthcare workers? How could these groups be involved in the development of the innovation?
• How will you ensure that the technology is affordable to the NHS both immediately and throughout the life of the product? What health economics evidence will the NHS require before the technology can be adopted?

Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) programme

This competition is part of the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) programme which aims to bring novel solutions to Government departments’ issues by engaging with innovative companies that would not be reached in other ways:

• It enables Government departments and public sector agencies to procure new technologies faster and with managed risk;

• It provides vital funding for a critical stage of technology development through demonstration and trial – especially for early-stage companies.

The SBRI scheme is particularly suited to small and medium-sized businesses, as the contracts are of relatively small value and operate on short timescales for Government departments. It is an opportunity for new companies to engage a public sector customer pre-procurement.

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If you think that you might be eligible for SBRI Health Care- Mental Health fund, please Get In Touch by filling out the contact form below.

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