Health Innovation Manchester awards £100,000 to innovative digital healthcare solutions

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Health Innovation Manchester (HinM) have awarded £100,000 funding to three businesses and organisations to help fast track their innovative digital healthcare solutions .

The Innovation Funds were created to provide financial support to projects at 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 awarded with funding include:

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

The SMEs and organisations were able to demonstrate with NHS or social care partners, and potentially academic or industry partners. 

In order to transform health and social care to meet the demands of citizens it is vital that innovative digital products are brought to market quickly and efficiently. The projects given funding are perfect examples of the digital innovations being produced and developed on our doorstep in Greater Manchester to meet the needs of local people and patients - Ben Bridgewater, Chief Executive of HinM

For further information on the project funded head to HinM's website