A brand new partnership between The Niagara Falls Ryerson Innovation Hub and Niagara Well being will present alternatives for native well being and medical expertise corporations to achieve invaluable market perception and enlargement.
The collaboration is the primary of its form in Niagara and can supply corporations throughout the hub and past entry to experience, mentorship, suggestions and potential pilot alternatives from Niagara Well being’s crew of specialists, stated officers.
“We’re very excited to have established this partnership,” stated Dan Bordenave, interim chief government 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 economic system by collaborative work areas, curated programming, tech sources, unique perks and discounted networking alternatives and experience.
“Within the conventional med-tech sector, it is extremely tough to get adoption from the health-care system relating to new applied sciences,” stated Bordenave.
“We’re so lucky that Niagara Well being is supportive of this initiative as it is going to 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 yr, 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 assist 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 remodeling the supply of care and the affected person expertise by expertise,” stated Lynn Guerriero, president and chief government oifficer of Niagara Well being.
“We’re excited to work with native entrepreneurs who’re growing 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 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 expertise,” he stated.