Health Innovation Manchester is launching a new £4.4m project, which is funded by ERDF Research & Innovation (R&I) Health Accelerator for SMEs, in a free online event on Thursday 3rd December 2020 at 2pm. This event is being supported by the project partners: The University of Manchester, Bionow and The University of Manchester Innovation Factory.
The accelerator invites SMEs to collaborate with Greater Manchester’s research and innovation institutions to accelerate development and improve commercialisation of your innovative healthcare products and services within life sciences.
There will be opportunities to build lasting research collaborations with researchers, Greater Manchester universities, NHS organisations and the broader health innovation community to share knowledge, address the barriers to adoption and co-develop proposals for research and development projects. Access to expertise and support including information about navigating the health and care system, developing value propositions, ethics & regulatory advice and access to university-wide expertise will also be available.
Companies engaged with the accelerator, and collaborating with a research institution, will also have the opportunity to apply for innovation vouchers of 24 x £2,499 and follow on vouchers of 5 x £20,000. In addition, there will be post-doctoral research assistant support available for companies up to £20,000 and access to facilities and expertise from The University of Manchester.