SBRI – the Small Business Research Initiative

Bringing new technologies to the NHS

Enabling the NHS to access innovations that solve unmet needs. An NHS England & NHS Improvement initiative supported by the AHSN Network
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The initiative supports a programme of competitions inviting companies to come forward with their ideas and new technologies for known NHS challenges.


Ideas are assessed and a fully funded development contract is agreed between the company and the NHS. SBRI Healthcare monitors the contract – where the NHS is the lead customer.

Simple process

SBRI Healthcare is a fast-track, simplified process that enables the NHS to work with industry to tackle known health challenges.

Competitions: Past & Present

Details of SBRI Healthcare competitions, themes and briefing events

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Company directory

Lists many of the companies that have been funded through SBRI Healthcare

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Case studies

Selected competition winners from previous funding rounds

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Latest SBRI related media

SBRI Healthcare newsletter – Autumn 2020

This newsletter includes updates following recent SBRI healthcare funding competitions and a round-up of wider development opportunities for innovators.

Latest SBRI news


Front line of the NHS is fertile ground for the fresh thinking that benefits us all

Hear from our new Programme Director  Mike Lewis, joint Director of SBRI Healthcare and NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) programmes, writes about his new role and how.. Read More →

The ‘First 100’ Companies

Congratulations to the 15 SBRI Healthcare companies featured in The First UK Digital Health Companies Playbook – The ‘First 100’ Companies – published by the.. Read More →

NHS England open call for innovation in cancer care

SBRI Healthcare Cancer Programme: Competition 1 Competition opens 17 March 2021 Briefing webinar 4 March at 3:00pm Working together with NHS England and NHS Improvement, SBRI.. Read More →