DWP SME conference (11 March 2014) - Bryan Forbes (sbri) 'Government challenges. Ideas from business. Innovative solutions'.

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DWP SME conference (11 March 2014) - Bryan Forbes (sbri) 'Government challenges. Ideas from business. Innovative solutions'.

DWP SME conference (11 March 2014) - Bryan Forbes (sbri) 'Government challenges. Ideas from business. Innovative solutions'.

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  • 1. Bryan Forbes bryan.forbes@tsb.gov.uk @bryanSBRI
  • 2. Small Business Research Initiative SBRI • SBRI is a structured process enabling the Public Sector to engage with Innovative Companies :- • Helping Public Sector Bodies fulfil their Objectives – Using Innovation to achieve step function improvements where the market is failing to do this. • Accelerating Technology Commercialisation – Provide a faster route to market • Supporting the development of Innovative Companies – Provide a lead customer/R&D partner – Provide funding & credibility for fund raising
  • 3. SBRI Key Features • Procurement Process • Engaging with Innovative Companies & Procuring the R&D to :- • Find & eventually procure novel solution to a significant problem • Encourage creation of solutions which meet policy objectives • Development Contracts • 100% funded R&D • Operate under procurement rules rather than state aid rules • UK implementation of EU Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) • Deliverable based rather than hours worked or costs incurred • IP rests with Company • Certain usage rights with Public Sector – companies encouraged to exploit IP.
  • 4. SBRI Process • Open competition based on Public Sector challenges • Public Sector defines the problem space for which solutions are either absent or inadequate • Competition widely advertised through TSB and other channels • Reach out to broad spectrum of technology based industry • Applications assessed by the problem owner and most promising ones awarded development contracts. • Project risk is managed through a Phased process • Phase 1 Proof of Feasibility 2 - 9mths & £20k to £100k • Phase 2 Prototype Development can be up to 2 years and £1M (depends on challenge)
  • 5. Progress • Pilots H2-2008 and Deployment started April 2009 • Since April 2009 – 183 new competitions – 6257 companies applied – 1525 contracts awarded – >£168M • >42 Public Sector Bodies engaged
  • 6.  Remote management of long term conditionsRemote management of long term conditions  Reduce the need to travel to hospital to meetReduce the need to travel to hospital to meet with specialistswith specialists  Identify earlier whether treatment is effectiveIdentify earlier whether treatment is effective  Save time and money & improve outcomesSave time and money & improve outcomes  3D imaging and complex software3D imaging and complex software  Calculate wound volume and indicate rate of healingCalculate wound volume and indicate rate of healing  Identify quality of healing from analysis of tissue colour &Identify quality of healing from analysis of tissue colour & volumevolume  SBRI contract instrumental in raising £2.4M fundingSBRI contract instrumental in raising £2.4M funding  Grown from 4 to 14 employeesGrown from 4 to 14 employees  Sales made into 20 NHS trusts, and expect £10M TO by 2014Sales made into 20 NHS trusts, and expect £10M TO by 2014  ““Eykona would not be here today without our SBRI award”Eykona would not be here today without our SBRI award” - Paul Murphy CEO- Paul Murphy CEO 7
  • 7. Retrofit for the Future • To Retrofit UK social housing stock in order to meet future targets in reduction of CO2 emissions and energy use. • ‘The SBRI programme has done exactly what was needed: getting people to think about different approaches to tricky housing issues. There’s no doubt that it will create jobs in the construction industry, which will have to go through a steep learning curve, but the potential is very large.’ DAVID FLETCHER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, ENERGY ACTION DEVON
  • 8. www.innovateuk.org/sbri website contains details of all SBRI competitions