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SBRI Healthcare have announced the launch of their next funding competition today, 24 June 2019.

Companies and organisations are invited to bid for funding to develop solutions to challenges in:
  • Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), including the following sub-categories:
    • Detection and prevention
    • Intervention and invasive investigations
    • Efficiency of CVD pathway
  • Integrated Care and Social Care, including the following categories:
    • Improve effective data sharing system across the care network
    • Reduce social care workforce pressure 
SBRI Healthcare is funded by NHS England to develop innovative products and services that address unmet health needs. Phase 1 is intended to show the technical feasibility of the proposed concept. The development contracts placed will be for a maximum of six months and up to £100,000 (including VAT) per project.

This competition has been supported by the following AHSNs: Health Innovation Network (AHSN for South London), Innovation Agency (AHSN for the North West Coast), South West AHSN and Health Innovation Manchester, but applications are invited from across England.

Briefing events with clinicians for interested companies will take place in London on 1 July 2019 and in Manchester on 10 July 2019.

The deadline for applications is 14 August 2019, and details on the competition and how to register to the briefing events are available on the SBRI Healthcare website.
25 June, 2019 - 09:38
Innovation Workshop: Technologies for vascular surgery

Mon, 24 June 2019, 09:30 – 16:30 BST
thestudio, Riverside West, Whitehall Road East, Leeds, LS1 4AW

Translate MedTechGrow MedTech and NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative are collaborating to run an innovation workshop to explore technology solutions in areas of vascular surgery. Through consultations with clinicians, the following areas have been identified as unmet needs that could have potentially disruptive technology solutions.
  • Sensors for early detection of muscle death in diabetic patients 
  • Novel vascular stents 
  • Spray technologies for endoluminal thrombolysis

The workshop will further explore these clinical needs before going on to develop initial ideas for innovative technologies.
Clinicians, industry representatives, academics from the Translate partnership (Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, Sheffield Hallam or York) and anyone with an interest or knowledge in the area of vascular surgery or technology is invited to attend. Attendees will be encouraged to form multi-disciplinary collaborations and project teams during the workshop.

Following the workshop, collaborative teams will be invited to further develop their ideas with support from Translate MedTech and Grow MedTech, enabling their initial ideas to be further progressed before going on to attract additional external funding. New project teams can work with Technology Innovation Managers from Grow MedTech to apply for Proof of Market and Proof of Feasibility funding. 
Places are limited, and prior registration is essential Book now to avoid disappointment.

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Translate MedTech is a programme that aims to enhance and embed medical technology innovation know-how across the Leeds and Sheffiled City Region. Translate MedTech is a targeted innovation development programme to enhance innovation awareness, understanding and capacity. Translate MedTech is a partnership of universities in the Leeds and Sheffiled City Region with world-class expertise in the development of new medical technologies.
Working together, smarter, faster.

Grow MedTech is a major UK programme providing specialist support for innovation in medical technologies, involving a consortium of six universities across the Leeds and Sheffield City Regions.
We are a collaboration between the Universities of Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett, Sheffield Hallam and York, led by the University of Leeds and funded through the Research England Connecting Capability Fund.
By combining the different strengths of our partner universities in medical and related digital technologies, innovation and commercialisation, we are providing capacity and capability in medtech that far exceeds that offered by a single institution.

The NIHR Surgical MedTech Co-operative supports the development of medical technologies in the fields of colorectal, vascular and hepatopancreaticobiliary (liver, gall bladder and pancreas) surgery to improve healthcare and quality of life for patients. We are hosted by the Leeds Teaching Hospitals, the second biggest healthcare provider in the UK, working closely with the University of Leeds, a leading UK University with strengths in biomedical research.
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