Urgent and Emergency Care

Urgent and Emergency Care

SBRI Healthcare have announced a new funding competition to develop solutions to challenges in Urgent and Emergency Care. Applications open from 15 July and close on 27 August 2020 at 1pm. Companies and individuals interested should apply via the SBRI Healthcare website.

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The challenge includes the following sub-categories:

o   Reducing demand

  • Recognising differences between adults vs children and young people
  • Recognising that respiratory conditions in all age groups account for a rapidly growing proportion of attendances

o   Reducing the length of stay in the Emergency Department

  • By more efficient triage, streaming and treatment
  • By more efficient discharge or admission to the hospital


SBRI Healthcare is funded by NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop innovative products and services that address unmet health needs. The competition will run in two phases (subject to budget availability):

o   Phase 1 is intended to show the technical feasibility of the proposed concept. The development contracts placed will be for a maximum of 6 months and up to £100,000 (Inc. VAT) per project

o   Phase 2 contracts are intended to develop and evaluate prototypes or demonstration units from the more promising technologies in Phase 1. Only those projects that have completed Phase 1 successfully will be eligible for Phase 2 (12 months and up to £1m per project)

This competition has been supported by the following AHSNs: West Midlands and Health Innovation Manchester.

Applications are accepted from any country in the European Union, including associated countries for EU Research and Innovation, although projects must show a clear health benefit to the UK.

A remote briefing event with clinicians for those interested will take place on 15 July at 10:00: Webinar Registration.

The deadline for applications is 27 August 2020 at 1pm. Details about the competition and how to register for the briefing event are available on the SBRI Healthcare website.