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.

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

The SBRI Healthcare Programme Management Office is available to answer any questions you may have about the competition and starting your application.

A briefing webinar was held on 17th June: click here to watch the recording.

An online Q&A session will be held on Monday, 12 July 2021 at 16:00 BST: click here to register for a place.

Read the full challenge brief here (PDF).

More information is available at the link below.