Innovative digital healthcare solutions awarded funding

Health Innovation Manchester has awarded almost £100,000 funding to three businesses and organisations to help them accelerate their innovative digital healthcare solutions.

The Innovation Funds provide financial support to projects that will improve the health and wellbeing of patients and citizens by making the best use of existing and emerging digital opportunities in health and social care.

The projects granted a share of the funding include:

  • information technology to improve health and wellbeing for patients at high risk of complex wounds
  • an app to increase exercise and prevent falls among older people
  • a digital platform to enhance identification and reduce the rate of obesity in children and young people.

To be awarded funding, the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and organisations needed to demonstrate collaboration with NHS or social care partners and, potentially, academic or industry partners.

The funding programme in co-ordinated and managed by TRUSTECH on behalf of Health Innovation Manchester.

Dr Richard Deed, TRUSTECH’s Technology Director, is the operational lead on the fund. He said: “myself and the panel were really impressed by the quality of the applications in this current funding round and we look forward to seeing the outputs from this cohort of funded organisations. We hope to announce a further funding call shortly”.

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