Palo Alto Medical’s Innovation Center Announces Seed Funding for Accelerator Program
Through the linkAges™ Developer Challenge and Accelerator Project, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s (PAMF) David Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation (IC) is inviting teams to create innovative solutions to help seniors age successfully.
First place winners of the three-month Developer Challenge will not only win $5,000,
but also will be invited to join the PAMF Innovation Center Accelerator, a six-month
incubator designed to refine and integrate the winning solution into the linkAges
ecosystem for rapid implementation within the PAMF community. Second and third
place winners will receive $3,000 and $2,000, respectively.
The IC is excited to make two announcements of importance of its Developer Challenge
initiative, being run in partnership with Health 2.0:
First, the IC is pleased to announce that seed funding is available and aimed at
supporting daily team activities through the 6-month accelerator phase. The winning
team can now focus on developments and delivering results. The level of funding
will be subject to negotiation, and will be made available by an investment in the IP
created by the team.
Second, the IC is excited to announce a partnership with HP Cloud from Hewlett
Packard. By way of sponsorship, participants signed up for this Challenge can gain
free access to the HP Cloud services/technical support as well as access to HP
Cloud Compute, HP Cloud Object Storage, HP Cloud Block Storage, HP Cloud
CDN. These allow the custom build of virtual servers, define access settings to local
and remote services, and create and store data in the cloud.
For seniors, healthcare is categorized by high cost, fragmented services, and
suboptimal outcomes. It disregards crucial facets of quality of life that significantly
impact health, particularly social and behavioral determinants. PAMF has embarked
on an initiative to create a paradigm that will tackle the physical as well as societal
elements of health, leveraging social services and caregivers already in the
community, and partnering with professional healthcare teams.
The foundation is asking developers to explore Signal Detection, the creative
detection and use of signals of physical and social health of our seniors to
proactively improve health outcomes and quality of life.
It will be an unparalleled opportunity for the winning team to exhibit the success of
their solution while having a head start to prospective commercialization through
partnering with a nationally recognized health care provider.
Register before the July 30th Deadline!