A review to look at how Government can extend the use of the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) across government and other parts of the public sector to increase its impact has been announced. The SBRI is a cross-government programme, managed by Innovate UK (the UK’s innovation agency), that enables small businesses to bid for government contracts to develop new products and solutions for the public sector.
SBRI plays a vital role in supporting small businesses to commercialise their innovative ideas. The review will identify existing barriers and make recommendations to improve the programme.
As part of the Review, views are invited on how SBRI can be improved to help more small businesses turn their innovative ideas into technology-based products. Please submit your responses by 3 February 2017.