SBRI Healthcare Technology In Surgery

Fund Name: Healthcare Technology In Surgery
Project Length: 6 months
Project Value: £1M grant
Deadline: 29/11/2017

SBRI Healthcare Technology In Surgery

The SBRI Healthcare Technology In Surgery competition is being launched to find innovative new products and services. Under the overall theme of ‘Technology in Surgery’, two categories have been identified: preoperative surgical simulation technologies and technologies to assist with surgical procedures.

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.

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. The intellectual property rights are retained by the company, with certain rights of use retained by the NHS and Department of Health. The competition is designed to show the technical feasibility of the proposed concept, and the development contracts placed will be for a maximum of 6 months and up to £100,000 (incl. VAT) per project.

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