NYCEDC and Health 2.0 Launch Pilot Health Tech NYC
PILOT Health Tech NYC is a new program designed to dramatically increase innovation and collaboration within New York City’s health technology sector. The program will partner early-stage companies in health technology with key New York City healthcare service organizations—including hospitals, physician clinics, pharmaceutical companies, and nursing associations—in order to pilot and advance new technologies.
The program will provide funding of up to $100,000 each to 10 innovative pilot projects annually in New York City. Each pilot project will be focused on addressing defined needs of the healthcare industry and testing a technology prototype in a healthcare setting for a period of approximately 3-6 months. PILOT Health Tech NYC is part of a larger suite of NYCEDC initiatives designed to strengthen the life sciences and healthcare technology sectors.
“While New York City’s life science and healthcare technology sectors are already strong, we know there is even more that we can achieve. This innovative program, which is part of a larger suite of initiatives, will advance new, cutting-edge technologies that will allow this sector and our entire City economy to thrive for decades to come. I would like to thank our partners Health 2.0, StartUp Health, and Blueprint Health for their continued support in this important effort.” – NYCEDC President Seth Pinsky
PILOT Health Tech NYC is an important piece of the City’s ongoing efforts to leverage recent momentum and position New York City as the nation's hub for healthcare technology. NYCEDC and Health 2.0 have worked in close partnership with leading health organizations StartUp Health and Blueprint Health on the program, which, in addition to the grant of up to $100,000, will provide winners with pilot planning and implementation support services, informational workshops, and promotion at major health events and conferences.
Facilitated “matchmaking” sessions are also provided in order to partner the early-stage companies with key healthcare service organizations. Matchmaking sessions are scheduled for February 20 and 21, 2013 and requests for the sessions are due on February 10, 2013. Full proposals for the program are due by May 27, 2013. To learn more, go to www.pilothealthtechnyc.com.