SBRI Healthcare announces details of next competition focused on cancer diagnosis, treatment and care

Posted on 16 June 2017 (Permalink)

Cancer remains one of the public’s most feared illnesses, affecting more than one in three of us in our lifetimes. This reality means that most of us will face the anxiety of ourselves or a loved one receiving this diagnosis at some point. 

Improving the ability to diagnose cancer – to facilitate tests that are accessible and palatable - will enhance our already record high survival rates. More than half of people receiving a cancer diagnosis will now live ten years or more. But we know there is much we could do to improve patient experience and long-term quality of life, and to make our care more patient-centred.

SBRI Healthcare is an NHS England funded initiative led by the Academic Health Science Networks to develop technology solutions for known healthcare challenges. The next funding round will focus on finding innovative solutions with the ability to transform screening, accelerated diagnosis and management of cancer.  

SBRI Healthcare welcome applications from companies with solutions that can enhance the screening, diagnosis or management of cancer. Successful applicants may receive up to £100,000 of funding for phase one (feasibility) and up to £1 million for phase two (development) for solutions that match the needs of the NHS. 

Sign-up at to receive the full briefing document, which will be available when the application process opens at the end of July. Briefing events are also planned in London and Manchester in July; details will be available shortly.