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 – Summer 2021

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

Latest SBRI news


SBRI Healthcare Awards £1 Million To Pioneering Innovations To Support The Delivery Of A Net Zero NHS

SBRI Healthcare has awarded a total of £1 million to ten pioneering MedTech and Digital innovations to support the delivery of a Net Zero NHS... Read More →

SBRI Healthcare awards over £8 million to progress pioneering innovations in urgent and emergency care to the next level

SBRI Healthcare has awarded over £8 million to nine pioneering MedTech innovations in the fields of urgent and emergency care. The funding will be used.. Read More →

SBRI Healthcare – Competition 19 – NHS Reset and Recovery and New Ways of Working – Q&A session

  Funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement in collaboration with the AHSN Network, SBRI Healthcare is delighted to announce a Phase 3 funding competition.. Read More →