How we help innovators to apply for prestigious funding opportunities.
This is where we as Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network and Unity Insights can help you. We have a successful track record of helping innovators to secure funding. For example, over the past decade, KSS AHSN supported innovators to achieve over £7.5m in funding.
SBRI Healthcare is an initiative funded through NHS England’s Accelerated Access Collaborative that supports the development of new innovations which meet known NHS challenges. The programme has now run over 20 competitions. It is supported by the AHSN Network and managed by LGC Group.
SBRI grants can provide a vital boost to innovators, with the potential of significant investment and support to take their innovation to the next level. Being awarded a grant is a highly competitive process and takes a considerable amount of effort. Applications must provide specific and detailed information to demonstrate that the innovation is viable, and will benefit substantially, should the grant be awarded.
Of the grants most recently awarded during 2022/23, KSS AHSN, often in partnership with the Unity Insights team, has been involved in seven of them. Between 2013-2022, KSS AHSN has been associated with 17 successful bids granted over £7.5m in funding for the innovators and winning partnerships.
Collaboration is key
Unity Insights was formerly the analytics and evaluation function of KSS AHSN and formed as a separate organisation in 2021 – a recognition of the need and growing demand for real-world evidence that can show the potential impact of innovations for improve people’s health and wellbeing.
The SBRI perspective
Kent Surrey Sussex AHSN and Unity’s collaboration is an example of the exceptional ways the AHSNs are supporting innovators to conduct real world testing to accelerate innovation for patient benefit.’
The innovator’s perspective
Innovators too have shared their experiences of working with us. Details of our work with Definition Health, Pulse Cardiology, Dr Julian and Cyted are included in the case study.