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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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  • 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.

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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.

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  • School of Medicine and CBIT host health Hackathon

    Healthcare Hackathon sponsored by the Yale Center for Biomedical Innovation and Technology (CBIT) and supported by Butterfly Network, a 4Catalyzer project. 4Catalyzer was founded by scientist, philanthropist and entrepreneur Jonathan Rothberg, Ph.D. The theme of this year's Hackathon is "Artificial Intelligence Enabling Medicine." Teams made up of engineers, doctors, entrepreneurs, programmers, and (apparently) actuaries have gathered to turn problems and frustrations into solutions capable of being monetized and brought to the community. The best ideas will receive between $1,000 and $2,500 in funding, as well as mentorship and professional guidance.

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  • Med Students Participate in Healthcare Hackathon

    The event was three days long and started with participants pitching healthcare problems that they wanted to solve using artificial intelligence. The remaining participants then gravitated towards projects that were most interesting to them, which led to team formations of all sizes. Teams had 24 hours to complete their design. At the end, each team gave a three minute pitch about their product, and teams were judged on clinical impact, prototype design, business model, and presentation.

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  • Students, professionals “hack” health care

    Yale Healthcare hackathon provided a venue for more than 200 students, clinicians, engineers and health care leaders to develop technological solutions to current issues in medicine and health care. Participants flocked to the School of Medicine from all over the world, representing dozens of businesses and universities. The hackathon kicked off Friday and ended with an award ceremony on Sunday afternoon.

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  • Eight Connecticut Teams Awarded BioScience Pipeline Grants To Advance Human Health

    The BioScience Pipeline Program, funded by Connecticut Innovations, recently awarded grants to eight projects from local innovators affiliated with Yale University, the University of Connecticut (UConn), and Quinnipiac University. The BioScience Pipeline program was founded in September 2015 to enhance biomedical commercialization by providing milestone-based funding of up to $30,000 per project. In its fourth award round, this $500 per year pilot program provides critical funding to interdisciplinary ventures for business strategy, market definition, and prototyping activities. Awarded projects were selected based on their potential to create economic value and transform human health.

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