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The Innovation Funds 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 Momentum Fund is specifically designed to provide funding support to help SMEs with innovative products or services accelerate progress to significant milestones).  It is expected that SME applicants will be collaborating with NHS or social care partners and, potentially, academic or other industry partners.  Priority will be given to SMEs in the Health Innovation Manchester footprint including inward investing companies establishing 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.

Applicants must apply using the Innovation Nexus portal and SMEs are advised to complete an Innovation Nexus business enquiry (via the same link) prior to applying to the Innovation funds. The Momentum Fund is currently closed for applications.