Net Zero NHS - SBRI Competition

Could you develop innovative solutions in support of the NHS Net Zero target?

The challenge

Shifting to a Net Zero health system presents unique challenges that will involve every setting of care. It's vital that emissions are reduced without compromising on the quality of the care that is delivered. This competition seeks to address these challenges by developing novel technologies in response to the following key areas:

  • Reducing emissions from care miles
  • Reducing emissions from surgical pathways
  • Reducing nitrous oxide emissions
  • Tools to support low carbon decision making

The competition is open to single companies and organisations from the private, public and third sector, including charities. It will run in two phases (subject to budget availability in 2022):

  • Phase 1 is intended to show the technical feasibility of the proposed concept. Development contracts will be for a maximum of 6 months and up to £100,000 per project.
  • Phase 2 are intended to develop and evaluate prototypes or demonstration units from the more promising technologies in Phase 1. Only projects that have successfully completed Phase 1 will be eligible for Phase 2.

Developments will be 100% funded and suppliers will be selected by an open competition process, and retain the intellectual property rights generated from the project, with certain rights of use retained by the NHS.


Phase 1 of the competition will be open for applications until 1pm, 24 August 2021.

How to get involved

Get more details about this challenge by visiting the SBRI Healthcare website