What does Health City do?
We help create the collaborative environment to enable innovators to co-develop, validate, adopt and showcase the capabilities in our region.
Health City’s focus is to transform innovations from our health sector into solutions that have commercial application and global relevance. A huge opportunity for disruption in the health sector will occur in community health – addressing the issues that affect citizens’ health before it becomes chronic or acute.
We do this by:
Engaging with innovators addressing key local health challenges (e.g. diabetes, obesity, seniors’ frailty, opioid addiction, youth mental health).
Pairing initiatives with novel capabilities from industry – including smaller local companies, large multinationals and non-traditional health companies – to co-develop solutions. Since these challenges have global relevance, solutions built here can be exported globally. And our SMEs can partner with larger multinationals to co-market their products and services internationally.
Being an honest broker and identifying what all parties can bring to the table, including relationships, expertise, global reach, investment, innovation or policy influence. We de-risk the environment and accelerate our innovators’ solutions.
Leveraging our region’s strengths in areas like artificial intelligence, augmented & virtual reality, block chain and internet of things, and translating these platforms into innovations in the health sector. Technologies like these will enhance the experience of the user (patients) and increase their ability to manage their own wellness.
We strive to serve as an example of how to transform health to meet the evolving needs of our populace and build a stronger economy.