Henry Ford Innovation Institute HealthTech Challenge Phase I Finalist Announced!

We are excited to announce the finalists for the first ever Henry Ford Innovation Institute HealthTech Challenge! This challenge provides teams with an unprecedented platform for accelerating solutions to the world’s most pressing healthcare problems.  The first edition of the Challenge engaged entrepreneurs, engineers, developers, clinicians, researchers, and other solution providers to submit innovative mobile-health and IT solutions that address avoidable hospital readmissions.

Each of the Phase I finalists win $10,000 each and a chance to compete for the Investment & Product Development Support Award.  This unique award provides startups a pathway to access the clinical, intellectual, and technological assets of a fully integrated healthcare system, offering the winning team the opportunity to work with Henry Ford Health System and its partners to develop their technology solutions, along with an investment offer of up to $100,000.

Out of the 69 teams that submitted to the Challenge, 5 were selected as finalists and will be invited to present for the overall Commercialization Award on March 5 during a live judging session. The finalist teams are:

The solutions ranged from a patented pill bottle that helps patients reminds patients to take their medications to a research-based platform that constructively guides patient’s behavior. Congratulations to all of the finalists and best of luck in the next phase!

Learn more about the challenge at www.healthtechchallenge.com

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