Over £1,000,000 awarded to companies to develop new technologies in mental health and in surgery 

SBRI Healthcare has announced it will be supporting 12 organisations to develop new technologies to support positive mental health treatment and to extend surgical capability and efficiency.

Seven companies that have all demonstrated the potential of their innovations to help alleviate the current pressures on mental health services and support positive mental health will be sharing £700k of investment. Read the full news story.

The South West Academic Health Science Network supported the mental health competition. Stuart Monk, Director of Delivery at South West AHSN said:

“Positive awareness for mental health is on the rise and more people are accessing specialist mental health services. Whilst progress is being made to reduce waiting times it is important we encourage new ideas that can benefit patients seeking help. The AHSN Network is looking forward to working with the winners of this latest SBRI Healthcare competition to support them in making a real impact.”

Five organisations will be sharing £405k of investments. Under the overall theme of Technology in Surgery, these innovations were sought in two categories; pre-operative simulation, and assisting surgical procedures. Read the full news story.

For more information about SBRI Healthcare competitions, please visit their website.

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