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Health Innovation Manchester opens £300,000 funding call

Health Innovation Manchester has launched a call for companies to apply for a share of £300,000 funding.

The funding is looking for innovations focused on urgent and emergency care and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, nutrition or obesity.

It will support the introduction of innovation into the health and care system across Greater Manchester and drive adoption of needs-led, evidence-based innovations.

The fund will focus on innovations to address challenges in primary and community care, improve the quality, safety and efficiency of services or improve patient flow. It will also focus on the proactive use of technology to improve prevention and public health awareness, earlier and increased accuracy of disease and management of conditions closer to home and in the community.

Health Innovation Manchester said “Companies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with innovations which are either market ready or close to being market ready are welcome to apply. All applications must include evidenced involvement from an NHS or Social Care Organisation within the Health Innovation Manchester footprint, which encompasses Greater Manchester and East Cheshire.”

“Applicants may apply for funding between £25,000 and £75,000 which can be used for a variety of projects to advance their innovation, including market research, evaluation, clinical testing, third-party professional fees and activities that will enable early stage revenue generation, such as limited production and sales.”

Richard Deed, Associate Director for Industry at Health Innovation Manchester, said “Urgent and Emergency Care and cardiometabolic conditions are two priority areas for Greater Manchester and East Cheshire and we are looking to find and support companies and healthcare innovators who are working to make a difference in these key areas.”

“Our previous Momentum Fund winners have been successful in bringing their innovations to market and the health and care services, making a difference to our local area and beyond.”

“We want to hear from companies who are as passionate as we are about improving the health and wellbeing of our citizens and boosting the local economy.”

Companies interested in applying for Momentum funding should fill in an initial application before 12noon on 16 October, 2019. For more information please  visit: