Innovation Programmes

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.


The priority area for the Innovation programme is “evaluating the remote management of post-acute (COVID-19) and/or chronically ill patients at home”

There are two work streams associated with the programme:

Funding of £300k is available across the two work streams to support appropriate proof of value (Accelerator) or evaluation (Momentum) activities.

Funding Requirements

  • SME (can be based anywhere in the world).
  • Partner health care organisation (must be based within Greater Manchester & Eastern Cheshire footprint).
  • Project length should be between 6-12 months.
  • Innovation/project must be in the area of evaluating the clinical value of remote management of post-acute (COVID-19) and/or chronically ill patients at home.
  • Ideally a market ready product.

Momentum Fund

Health Accelerator Programme

Completing and submitting an application form

Link for applicants:

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

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

CLiFF Study

Using new technology to improve treatment outcomes

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