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PILOT Health Tech NYC Matches Health Tech Startups with NYC Healthcare Service Organizations

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Representatives from Weill Cornell Medical College (Clinical and Translational Science Center) meet with an early stage health technology company at Blueprint Health. 

By Julie Chan, Senior Project Manager and Chelsea Rao, Assistant Vice President, Center for Economic Transformation 

PILOT Health Tech NYC, a new initiative that provides funding of up to $100,000 each to innovative proposals to pilot new health technologies in New York City healthcare services organizations, recently held two exciting matchmaking sessions. 

On February 20th and 21st, NYCEDC, in partnership with Health 2.0, Blueprint Health, and StartUp Health, facilitated 190 15-minute meetings between "innovators" or early-stage health tech companies, and "hosts" or NYC-based healthcare services organizations. A total of 17 "hosts"—including NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, Continuum Health Partners, Maimonides, Pace University, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Novartisattended, meeting over 85 "innovators" from New York City and beyond. Special thanks to Alexandria Center for Life Science – NYC and Blueprint Health for providing their facilities to host the matchmaking sessions.

Prior to the sessions, innovators submitted information on their technologies and hosts selected those companies with whom they wanted to meetall in the hopes of finding new technologies to improve quality of care and decrease costs. 

Ten winners of PILOT Health Tech NYC, to be determined by an expert panel of judges selected by NYCEDC, will not only receive up to $100,000 in funding for the pilot project, but also planning and implementation support, informational workshops, promotion, and other resources. 

Please visit www.pilothealthtechnyc.com for more information. 

To see photos from the matchmaking sessions, click here

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