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Yale’s Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology hosts Health Hackathon; Five teams receive awards

The 3rd Health Hackathon, hosted by Yale’s Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT), was held January 25-27, 2020 in New Haven. Nearly 200 participants registered with approximately half representing the Yale community at large. Teams were tasked with creating a product or resource to solve problems addressing the theme of “Social Determinants of Health.” Of 16 total teams that presented pitches, five received awards.

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  • Bioscience Innovation Fund: Applications Close on Oct. 18

    Yale University, the University of Connecticut, and Quinnipiac University have joined forces with Connecticut Innovations and the Bioscience Innovation Fund to help you commercialize your biomedical technology innovation (medical devices, diagnostics and health information technology). Applications deadline is Friday, October 18.

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  • Where Scientists and Entrepreneurs Mingle

    Have an idea to develop a novel biomedical device, diagnostic, or health IT app that could have big patient impact? There’s a place where scientists, clinicians, and entrepreneurs can connect at Yale’s Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT).

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  • Healthcare Hackathon Highlights

    On Friday, January 25, Yale’s Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT) hosted a cohort of healthcare specialists at 55 Park Street to participate in the opening ceremonies of the 2019 Yale CBIT Healthcare Hackathon. Attendees included engineers, businessmen, scientists, doctors, students, and more. Individuals hailed from more than 70 different universities and corporations all across the United States, with international participation from Australia, France, Germany, China, and Poland.

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  • Hackathons Generate Out-of-the-Box Solutions for Patient Care

    Commonly associated with intense coding sessions, hackathons are increasingly used by other fields as a way to generate new ideas. The Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT) at Yale recently hosted a Healthcare Hackathon to find new answers to obstacles in healthcare by bringing together people from disciplines from across the healthcare system to brainstorm solutions.

    Source: Urology at Yale | 2019
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  • Sparq project teams spark creative, innovative ideas

    The Sparq Pitch Event was a highlight of the Safety, Quality and Experience Conference. The pitch event gave preselected teams the opportunity to share proposals that have the potential to reshape the healthcare experience. Each of the three winning project teams received a $5,000 stipend to develop their winning ideas. The awards were presented by the Sparq Center co-directors Joseph Bisson, vice president of Business Development, and Steve Allegretto, vice president of Value Innovation and Shared Value Partnerships, YNHHS.

    Source: Yale New Haven Health
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  • New Yale Prize Seeks Health Ideas Fueled By Artificial Intelligence

    Jonathan Rothberg, a New Haven serial entrepreneur whose advancements of DNA sequencing earned him the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, is offering a new prize at his alma mater, Yale University, and four other universities to encourage students to develop smart, industry-disrupting medical devices.

    Source: Hartford Courant
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