Increasing Access to and Capacity in Occupational Health: Phase 1 SBRI Competition
Closing Date: 15/03/2023
UK businesses and partners can bid for funding to stimulate innovation in Occupational Health services.
This is an Innovate UK (IUK) Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition jointly funded by Department of Work and Pension (DWP) and the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC).
The aim of the competition is to increase access for micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and the self-employed to occupational health services (OHS) in the UK. These groups are seen as being underserved by the current OHS provision and this competition’s support aims to allow OHS providers to better utilise the capacity they have to serve this new demand.
Projects can focus on one or more of the following:
- Improving the take up of occupational health services by the self-employed, micro businesses and SMEs through new ways of delivering occupational health.
- The utilisation of new technologies.
This is phase 1 of a potential 2 SBRI phase competition. Only the successful applicants from phase 1 will be invited to apply to take part in a potential phase 2.
Phase 1 focuses on technical feasibility studies. This means planned research or critical investigation to gain new knowledge and skills for developing new products, processes or services.