Innovation Adoption Fund

Are you looking to adopt innovation in health and care?

Your team could be eligible for a grant from the Innovation Adoption Fund 2020 by the South West Academic Health Science Network (SW AHSN).

We are offering sites across the South West the opportunity to apply for up to £500 in ‘Micro’ or £6,000 in ‘Enabler’ funds, to support faster adoption of innovative ready-to-use technologies, services and interventions that have the potential to improve health and care across Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We are welcoming proposals from teams across the health and care sector working to implement innovative change projects, from new pathways to cutting-edge medtech devices.

The Innovation Adoption Fund offers two funding streams:

  • Micro funds of up to £500 for off-the-shelf innovations, to be evidenced through invoicing or receipts.
  • Enabler funds of up to £6,000 for larger implementation or adoption projects. Enabler funds require a lead applicant from a health or social care organisation or enterprise to be working directly with patients and the public or with providers of care. Applicants to enabler funds will be invited to pitch in front of our judging panel on 16 March 2020 at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro.

Apply now

The Innovation Adoption Fund is open to applications until 1 March 2020.

To apply, please click here.

If you would like more information about the fund please contact our team at