MedHealth Summit


poster for MedHealth SummitThis event is designed to bring together health care organizations and innovators to develop solutions and technologies that use health IT, digital platforms, and medical devices to solve key health care challenges in Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario.

The MedHealth Summit is intended to serve as a platform for collaborative innovation, providing a myriad of opportunities for networking and education about medical device and digital health innovation in our region. It is a unique cross-border effort in a key cluster industry. The event is supported by a number of partners, including the New Economy Initiative. All three University Research Corridor universities (Michgian State University, Univertisty of Michigan and Wayne State University) are represented in its planning with members on the cluster committee.

The event will also hold the MedHealth Challenge, which is an opportunity for innovators to submit medical device and digital health concepts to meet the needs of health providers. Applications are now being accepted for two tracks – early stage companies and market ready companies – and closes January 6, 2017. Finalists will be notified by February 6, 2017. Additionally, one-on-one engagements between innovators and "end-users" (payers and providers) will be conducted via a matching process for those startups that apply by January 7, 2017.

A tentative agenda is available on the event website. In addition to the MedHealth Challenge competition, the event will have a keynote speaker, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and the debut of a "medhealth commercialization pathfinder" tool.

Paul Riser, lead on the MedHealth Summit, and the planners are hoping to draw a considerable number of researchers, students and faculty. If you have questions, contact Paul at