SBRI Healthcare Call – Cancer: Screening, Earlier Diagnosis & Faster Diagnosis
SBRI Healthcare is an NHS England initiative led by the Academic Health Science Networks to develop technology solutions for known healthcare challenges.
Officially launched on the 25th July the next funding round on cancer focuses on finding innovative solutions with the ability to transform screening and facilitate both earlier and faster diagnosis of cancer. Applications are welcomed from companies with innovative solutions.
Cancer remains one of the public’s most feared illnesses, affecting more than one in three of us in our lifetimes. This reality means that most of us will face the anxiety of ourselves or a loved one receiving this diagnosis at some point.
We know that improving the ability to screen for and diagnose cancer earlier and faster – using tests that are accessible and minimally invasive, will enhance our already record high survival rates.
Since the early 1990s, UK incidence rates of all cancers have increased by 12%. In 2014, 357,000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed – the equivalent of 980 new diagnoses every day. By 2035, there are projected to be over 500,000 people diagnosed with cancer in the UK each year.
More than half of people receiving a cancer diagnosis will now live ten years or more. But there is much we could do to diagnose earlier and faster and so improve patient outcomes and long-term quality of life.
Successful applicants can receive up to £100,000 (incl. VAT) of funding for phase one (feasibility) and up to £1 million (incl. VAT) for phase two (development) for solutions that match the needs of the NHS.
The following four briefing events have been scheduled for attendees to receive further details concerning the competition specification, the application process, support available to companies and the opportunity to present questions to the panel. Click on the appropriate links to register your attendance.
- London: 25 July 2017 – 12:30 – 3:30pm. BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP
- Leeds: 26 July 2017 – 10:00am – 1:00pm. Horizon Leeds, 2 Brewery Wharf, Kendell Street, Leeds
- Nottingham: 26 July 2017 – 9:30am – 1:45pm. Park Inn Nottingham, 296 Mansfield Road , Nottingham , NG5 2BT
- Manchester: 27 July – 9:00am – 12:00. Citylabs, Nelson Street, Manchester M13 9NQ
If you have any questions concerning the latest call or briefing session please call 01223 928040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org