A brand new partnership between The Niagara Falls Ryerson Innovation Hub and Niagara Well being will present alternatives for native well being and medical know-how corporations to realize beneficial market perception and enlargement.
The collaboration is the primary of its variety in Niagara and can provide corporations throughout the hub and past entry to experience, mentorship, suggestions and potential pilot alternatives from Niagara Well being’s staff of specialists, stated officers.
“We’re very excited to have established this partnership,” stated Dan Bordenave, interim chief govt officer of the hub.
The Niagara Falls Ryerson Innovation Hub is a enterprise incubator and accelerator in downtown Niagara Falls.
The hub’s mission is to help small-to-medium-sized companies develop, scale, create jobs and diversify the financial system by way of collaborative work areas, curated programming, tech assets, unique perks and discounted networking alternatives and experience.
“Within the conventional med-tech sector, it is rather tough to get adoption from the health-care system concerning new applied sciences,” stated Bordenave.
“We’re so lucky that Niagara Well being is supportive of this initiative as will probably be an enormous asset for vetted start-ups to entry potential alternatives in actual world settings.”
He stated the partnership would be the catalyst for Niagara’s first med-tech innovation showcase to be hosted later this 12 months, tentatively scheduled for the autumn.
The occasion will enable well being and med-tech corporations to showcase their applied sciences to health-care professionals in Niagara and acquire suggestions and help for future implementation of their applied sciences.
Along with these alternatives, the Zimmerman Avenue hub will present complementary teaching, mentorship and a bodily hub to Niagara Well being.
“Niagara Well being is dedicated to reworking the supply of care and the affected person expertise by way of know-how,” stated Lynn Guerriero, president and chief govt officer of Niagara Well being.
“We’re excited to work with native entrepreneurs who’re creating new digital options to sort out a variety of health-system challenges.”
Niagara Falls Mayor Jim Diodati described the partnership as a “win-win.
“Niagara Well being is main by instance by way of their partnership with The Niagara Falls Ryerson Innovation Hub and they’re proving that making innovation a precedence is placing them on the vanguard of know-how,” he stated.