Pilot Health Tech NYC 2015

Submission Deadline

December 18, 2015

Contact

Alicia Davis

Prizes

  • Complex Systems (1 award available) $100,000
  • Scalable Solutions (7 awards are available) $50,000
  • Turn-Key Projects (2 awards are available) $25,000

Pilot Health Tech NYC is an exciting program which will provide $1,000,000 over three years in total awards, plus workshops, recognition, conference demo is available to winners. For proposals due in December 2015, Pilot Health Tech NYC anticipates awarding pilot projects as listed above. More information can be found here.

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Background

New York City is home to a bustling healthcare ecosystem consisting of major hospitals, academic medical centers, payors, and pharma companies. Meanwhile, NYC’s many employers and retailers invest millions in employee and consumer wellness. With health on the national agenda and New York City's tech sector growing strong, there is a significant opportunity for entrepreneurs and companies to take the complexities of healthcare into their own hands. These companies have bold visions to use technologies to reduce costs, improve patient care, and tackle health issues, large and small.

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in partnership with Health 2.0, launched Pilot Health Tech NYC in 2013 to leverage this momentum and position New York City as the nation's hub for healthcare technology by matching the buyers ("Hosts") and sellers ("Innovators") of healthcare technology through a regional marketplace.

The program aims to:

  1. Encourage the development and scaling of new technologies that address the Affordable Care Act, improve clinical care, reduce healthcare costs, and boost consumer wellness;
  2. Assist early-stage companies in building long-lasting relationships with NYC health and healthcare customers; and,
  3. Lay the groundwork for the creation and growth of new businesses in NYC.

The program helps Innovators and Hosts "match" with each other through facilitated matchmaking sessions. The program invites Innovators and Hosts to submit joint proposals for competitive awards that can defray the costs of innovative pilot projects to take place in New York City.