Applications for SBRI Healthcare Competition 24: Delivering a Net Zero NHS for a Healthier Future open today, 31st October.
The competition, run by SBRI Healthcare, an Accelerated Access Collaborative initiative, in partnership with the Greener NHS programme and the AHSN Network, seeks applications that focus on:
Clinical Community Engagement
Innovative approaches to engaging and empowering clinical professional and specialty groups to decarbonise their area of work and transition to delivering lower carbon models of care.
Novel business models to enable circularity in perioperative care and critical care settings
Strong partnerships across industry and healthcare providers, also bringing in academia, to enable circular models that will ultimately increase and sustain levels of reuse, remanufacture and material recovery. The NHS is looking to improve access to sustainable, reusable instruments and equipment used in perioperative and critical care and to minimise the amount of waste generated in perioperative and critical care settings.
Net Zero Clinical Transformation
Innovations that take a holistic view of end-to-end care delivery enabling evidence based, high-quality, outcome driven, low carbon care for all. The competition is particularly interested in high volume care pathways and those known to be carbon intensive.
The competition is a standalone competition aimed at early-stage innovations to accelerate the development of greener innovations towards a more sustainable healthcare system.
The early-stage development contracts are for a maximum of 12 months and from £50,000- £100,000 (NET) per project.
The competition is open to single organisations based in the UK or EU from the private, public, and third sectors, including companies - large corporates and small and medium enterprises, charities, universities and NHS providers. Organisations based outside of the UK or EU with innovations in remit for this competition can apply as subcontractors of a lead UK/EU based organisation or via a UK or EU subsidiary. All innovations should demonstrate a clear benefit for the NHS.
The competition brief, guidance for applicants, briefing webinar videos and slides can be found on the competition page, and please also read the FAQs. The deadline for applications is 22nd November 2023.
A Q&A session with the SBRI Healthcare Programme Management Office will be held on 7th November 1-3pm. Sign up here.