Momentum Fund is now closed
The Innovation Programmes have 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 Innovation Programmes are specifically designed to provide funding support to help organisations with innovative products or services accelerate progress to significant milestones. These innovations must be either market ready or close to market ready.
Momentum Fund (call now 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.
Completing and submitting your application
Link for applicants: https://innovationfund.grantplatform.com/
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 IN@healthinnovationmanchester.com
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.