Manchester: Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (MiMIT), in collaboration with Oxford Road Corridor (ORC) and Health Innovation Manchester (HInM) has established an £80,000 development fund to pump-prime up to eight projects that aim to provide solutions to unmet healthcare needs.
Submissions are sought from the Greater Manchester healthcare system for unmet healthcare needs in the areas of ‘living well’ and ‘ageing well’. Following submission, these unmet needs will be validated and shortlisted by MIMIT for scale, scope and suitability. Shortlisted submissions will be promoted to the larger MIMIT/Greater Manchester healthcare ecosystem to seek potential collaborative solutions from academics, researchers, clinicians and industry partners. Up to eight solution providers will be awarded a minimum of £10,000 to pump-prime the development of the solution with the aim of preparing the project for further funding.
Submission originators will be expected to become part of the final project team and will benefit from:
• The opportunity to pump-prime a solution addressing a problem within your daily practice
• Increased opportunity for research and collaborative working
• The support of a multi-disciplinary project team and MIMIT
• A prize fund of £250 awarded to the most original unmet need (selected by a panel).
Deadline for submissions is 30th August 2019.
Further information about the fund and guideance notes can be found in the PDFs below.