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16th June 2021

SBRI Healthcare Competition 18 – Stroke and Technology

SBRI Healthcare is delighted to launch its next funding competition “Stroke and Technology” 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.   

An online briefing for prospective applicants, including details for the application and assessment process will be held on Thursday, 17th June 2021 at 15:00 – 17:00 BST.   

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

The funding competition is open to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and organisations from the private, public and third sectors, including charities.

Applicants are invited to submit innovative solutions to tackle three specific challenges :

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

Speakers include:  

  • Dr Christopher Price, Professor of Stroke and Applied Health Research, Newcastle University
  • Dr Rebecca Fisher, Stroke Association Senior Lecturer, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Deborah Lowe, NHS National Clinical Director for stroke will introduce the clinical challenges

The Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) will also provide further insights.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or visit SBRI Website


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