Welcome to the Digital Health Marketplace
Digital Health Marketplace (previously Pilot Health Tech NYC) began as an initiative launched in 2013 by the City of New York and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). In a strategic review of the life sciences and healthcare sectors, NYCEDC identified a portfolio of initiatives to support companies and entrepreneurs in both the healthcare and life sciences communities. Ever since, the aim of this program has been to enable collaboration between digital health companies and potential customers, thereby speeding the diffusion and procurement of badly-needed technologies.
As a result of its 2014 Health Sector Study and ongoing community engagement, NYCEDC pivoted the original program from a funding competition to a platform for business development. Digital Health Marketplace connects Buyers and Sellers of Health Technology through twice yearly curated matchmaking. The program provides assistance to facilitate rapid adoption and competitive commercialization awards that encourage the commercialization of new digital health technologies in NYC.
Other NYCEDC initiatives in healthcare and the life sciences include:
- The Community Health Center Expansion Program provides real estate expertise, technical assistance, and grant support to New York City federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) looking to expand.
- Entrepreneurship Lab for Bio & Health Tech, a mini-MBA and mentorship for aspiring entrepreneurs
- SBIR IMPACT NYC, which provides workshops and one-on-one assistance to help companies apply for federal funding
- Harlem Biospace, which provides affordable wet-lab and office space for early-stage companies
- Life Sciences Funding Initiative, which will provide $150 million in early-stage support for life science and digital health companies in partnership with Celgene, Eli Lilly & Company and GE Ventures
Pilot Health Tech NYC is now Digital Health Marketplace.
The programming continues to include both the Matchmaking Program and the Funding Program. The program started in 2013, focusing on piloting new health technology in New York City. In 2015, the program was re-branded at Digital Health Marketplace to focus on creating commercial partnerships between health technology Buyers and Sellers.