Momentum Fund

Project closed

Health Innovation Manchester is launching a new round of the Momentum Fund, as part of this Innovation Funding, seeking innovations that have the potential to directly benefit the Greater Manchester and Cheshire East Healthcare system.

Funding of £150k is available across the programme to support appropriate evaluation activities.

Working in conjunction with the Greater Manchester Imaging Cell and Clinical Commissioning Group, the call has defined three priority areas to address the need for solutions across Imaging, Diagnostics and Point of Care (PoC) testing.

The call focuses on a search for solutions to address the demand for imaging services, tracking and transporting for diagnostic and sample management services, and looking for innovative ways to utilise skills across the NHS workforce.

The three priority areas are:

  • A solution to reduce “non-value adding” demand in imaging (i.e. reducing requests which are of no clinical value).
  • Innovative ways to track and transport pathology samples between point of collection and laboratory testing sites (to mitigate loss of samples, maintain sample integrity, ensure efficient and timely receipt, provide audit trails, and compliance with legal requirements).
  • System wide collection of “skills and training updates” for staff from different organisations, to aid with potentially using staff across organisations.


Momentum Fund: Funding Requirements

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Momentum Fund: Eligibility

Completing and submitting your application

You will need to create an account before being able to submit an application form. If you have any queries prior to submitting your application, please email the Innovation Nexus team at

The initial proposal is open to all applicants. This will then be reviewed by GM System leaders patient representative groups and clinical experts, with shortlisted applicants invited to deliver a pitch/presentation and a short video to the review panel.

Read about case studies from previous Momentum Fund applicants

Momentum Case Study Case Study Keep On Keep Up 1

Keep On Keep Up

App encouraging activity among older people

Gendius Intellin App


Intellin - Diabetes management platform

CLiFF Study Image 1

Using new technology to improve treatment outcomes

CLiFF Study

Screen shot images of the WoundPad application on both a tablet & a laptop.

WoundPad by MDSAS Ltd

Remote monitoring complex wounds in the community

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