Diabetes National SBRI Challenge Open

Delivering safer and better care for people in Scotland with Diabetes

Phase 1 National SBRI Competition Open


NHS Scotland and Innovate UK are funding a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition where successful applicants will receive 100% funding and access to advice from NHS Highland, NHS Lothian and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

The overall programme will be delivered in up to 2 phases. NHS Scotland is investing up to £300,000, including VAT, in innovative solutions in 3 challenge areas as follows:

  • Challenge A

Using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help develop prediction algorithms and risk stratification for diabetes foot ulceration, amputations and mortality.

  • Challenge B

Improving the clinical care of patients with a pre-existing diagnosis of diabetes when admitted to hospital by developing a real-time decision support tool and alert mechanism. The tool must improve triage, prevent medication errors, identify emergencies and streamline the diabetes care pathway. 

  • Challenge C

Improving the identification (case-finding) of people at risk of osteoporosis and fracture, including those with diabetes.

You can find more details about the competition here:

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The deadline for Phase 1 applications is 30 September 2020 and there will be a launch event on 17 August 2020 where the clinical leads will discuss their challenges and we will hear presentations from the CSO, Innovate UK and industry about the SBRI process and their experiences with it. If you would like to register for the event, please click here:

Online Briefing