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Competition 18 - Stroke and Technology

Competition has now closed

View the Winners here

Competition timeline

  1. Competition Launch
    13 July 2021
  2. Deadline for applications
    24 August 2021 1:00 pm
  3. Shortlisting
    September 2021
  4. Contracts awarded
    November 2021

Application to the SBRI Healthcare Competition 18 has now closed. Applicants will be notified of the competition outcome when the selection process has concluded.

Stroke care is a critical issue for health systems globally, with someone having a stroke every two seconds somewhere in the world. In the UK stroke is the fourth biggest killer and costs society £26 billion annually.

Pre-hospital diagnosis, delivering evidenced-based rehabilitation interventions, and supporting stroke survivors are key priorities which innovators can help the NHS address.

Funded by NHS England and in collaboration with the Stroke Association and the AHSN Network, SBRI Healthcare was pleased to announce the opening of Competition 18 for funding innovations in the pre-hospital diagnosis and rehabilitation of stroke.

The funding competition was open to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and organisations from the private, public and third sectors, including charities. Applicants were invited to submit innovative solutions to tackle three specific challenges:

  1. Pre-hospital diagnosis
  2. Rehabilitation
  3. Life after stroke

See a list of panel members

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