ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate, an immersive program for health tech startups, has launched with its initial cohort of participating companies. The 20-week program will help four artificial intelligence (AI) companies get market-ready.
The program offers participants access to Mayo Clinic experts in regulatory, clinical, technology and business domains with a focus on AI model validation and clinical readiness. Technology experts from Google and Epic also will provide workshops for the participants.
"Health tech startups are critical contributors to the cycle of innovation," says John Halamka, M.D., president of Mayo Clinic Platform, a strategic initiative to improve health care through insights and knowledge derived from data. "We are excited to collaborate with these innovators to solve some of the most complex problems in medicine today."
These participating companies were chosen from a competitive process. The program will help participants explore ways to improve health care in a variety of areas:
"We are helping participants take a crucial step in their growth trajectory by providing startups with a disciplined focus on model validation and clinical readiness to show product value," says Eric Harnisch, vice president of Partner Programs for Mayo Clinic Platform. "The program is integral to our Mayo Clinic Platform mission to enable new knowledge, new solutions and new technologies that improve patients' lives worldwide."
A waitlist is open for the second Mayo Clinic Platform_Accelerate cohort. This cohort is planned to begin in summer 2022.
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Founded on Mayo Clinic's dedication to patient-centered care, Mayo Clinic Platform enables new knowledge, new solutions and new technologies through collaborations with health technology innovators to create a healthier world. To learn more, visit the Mayo Clinic Platform website.
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