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SBRI: helping government, helping business

An infographic on how SBRI benefits government and businesses, and helps solve some of the challenges facing the public sector.


SBRI infographic: helping government, helping business

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The SBRI programme connects government organisations with innovative businesses to solve big challenges facing society.

This infographic shows how SBRI helps government solve problems and save money. For instance, through supporting access to new ideas, suppliers and technologies, over 10 years SBRI could save the NHS £1.5 billion and help more than 7 million patients.

More than 80 public sector organisations have used SBRI successfully, including the Ministry of Defence, the NHS and the Department of Energy & Climate Change.

Find out how your government organisation could benefit by emailing

SBRI also helps businesses to grow - particularly of interest to ambitious small and medium-sized enterprises. They can get funding of up to £100,000 or more to test an idea and up to £1 million or more to develop a prototype. Businesses report average annual sales growth of more than 30% after taking part in SBRI.

Over 60% of contracts go to SMEs.
Published 10 July 2015
Last updated 25 August 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated infographic stats so that they are correct as of July 2017.

  2. First published.