“Innovation has a significant role to play in supporting the NHS to reach net zero and investing in innovation now will accelerate action and ensure the best outcomes for patients.“
Cheryl Scott, Industry and Innovation Lead

The competition seeks applications focussing on:

  1. Clinical community engagement
    Innovative approaches to engaging and empowering clinical professional and specialty groups to decarbonise their area of work and transition to delivering lower carbon models of care.
  2. Novel business models to enable circularity in perioperative care and critical care settings
    Strong partnerships across industry and healthcare providers, also bringing in academia, to enable circular models that will ultimately increase and sustain levels of reuse, remanufacture and material recovery. The NHS is looking to improve access to sustainable, reusable instruments and equipment used in perioperative and critical care and to minimise the amount of waste generated in perioperative and critical care settings.
  3. Net Zero clinical transformation
    Innovations that take a holistic view of end-to-end care delivery enabling evidence based, high-quality, outcome driven, low carbon care for all. The competition is particularly interested in high volume care pathways and those known to be carbon intensive.

Applications for SBRI Healthcare, Competition 24: Delivering a Net Zero NHS for a Healthier Future will be open from 31 October and close on 22 November 2023.

The competition is a standalone competition aimed at early-stage innovations to accelerate the development of greener innovations towards a more sustainable healthcare system.

The early-stage development contracts are for a maximum of 12 months and from £50,000- £100,000 (NET) per project.

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