NHS Scotland and Innovate UK SBRI Home Vision Testing

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 Forth Valley, NHS Ayrshire and Arran and NHS Grampian. 


The overall programme will be delivered in up to 2 phases. NHS Scotland is investing up to £100,000 including VAT in innovative solutions in a challenge: 



The challenge is to pioneer next generation home vision testing, so that it can be done at home, in school and in under-served communities, with live remote supervision from healthcare professionals.  


Eye problems will be more easily detected, monitored and managed to prevent sight loss. Your project must bring together low-cost digital solutions and sources of relevant information to solve the challenges of:  

  • access to eye testing  
  • quicker diagnostics 
  • enabling self-checks  

You can find more details about the competition here:  https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/716/overview 


The deadline for Phase 1 applications is 18th November 2020 and there will be a launch event on 30th September 2020 where the eye health clinicians will discuss their challenge and we will hear presentations from the Chief Scientist Office and Innovate UK about the SBRI process and their experiences with it. If you would like to register for the event, please click here:  



Published on: 15 September 2020