5 Jan

Health Innovation Fund offers up to £10,000 to advance SME ideas


Medilink Midlands and Health Innovation East Midlands have joined forces to launch a new programme designed to support and accelerate regional health innovation.

The Health Innovation Fund offers support of between £5,000 and £10,000.

It is designed to enable East Midlands-based SMEs, or businesses working with East Midlands healthcare system partners, to further advance disruptive innovations that are ripe for NHS uptake.

The innovations will also have significant potential for rapid economic return for the region.

Launching on 1 January 2024, the Fund is seeking late-stage innovations that are market-ready but require an injection of funding to overcome barriers to market entry for successful deployment and scale with the potential for rapid economic return for the region.

Applications can come from any area of technology relevant to the health and care sector.

However, they must demonstrate system interest and how the business is approaching net zero, and patient and public involvement.

Visit the Health Innovation East Midlands website to read the guidance notes and FAQs.

Potential applicants can get in contact for application support at healthinnovationfund@medilinkmidlands.com

Applications are open from 1st January until 1st March 2024. Submissions made after the closing date will not be accepted.

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