The Momentum Fund has been established to support the introduction and adoption of needs-led, evidence-based innovations into our healthcare system within the Health Innovation Manchester footprint.
This will improve the health of our citizens and also promote economic development and wealth creation through the growth of local businesses and jobs.
The Momentum Fund is specifically designed to provide funding support to help SMEs with innovative products or services accelerate progress to significant milestones.
Innovations must be either market ready or close to market ready. Applications will be welcomed from SMEs; this includes those collaborating with NHS, Academia or other industry partners. Priority will be given to Greater Manchester & Eastern Cheshire based SMEs including inward investment companies who have a base in the GM area.
All applications must include involvement from an NHS or Social Care organisation from within the Health Innovation Manchester footprint which encompasses Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire.
The fund is primarily looking for innovations that enhance mental health or community-based care, however other innovations will be considered. Innovations will need to have strong evidence of supporting patients and citizens to improve their health and wellbeing by making the best use of digital solutions in health and social care.
Initial applications for the Momentum Fund is now closed. Those invited to submit a full application must submit these before 9 January 2019.