MCIC Applications Open Jan. 14

  • January 11, 2019
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Startups with innovative AR, VR and XR healthcare ideas will have the opportunity to demo their technologies and make their best pitch to an esteemed panel of judges at the third annual Medical Capital Innovation Competition. The theme for this year, “AR/VR/XR: The New Reality of Healthcare,” provides participants a platform to address how augmented reality, virtual reality and cross reality technologies will engage patients and clinicians and take healthcare to new levels.

The Medical Capital Innovation Competition is a business plan pitch competition open to professional and collegiate teams from around the world. The two-day competition gives participating teams the opportunity to compete for a total of $100,000 in prizes, mentoring, and access to business advisors, including world-class healthcare systems and collaborators. This competition will take place at Cleveland’s Global Center for Health Innovation on April 17-18, 2019.

Last year’s event attracted 180 applicants from 24 countries and 33 states, and yielded collaboration opportunities to four teams. Judges and mentors from last year’s event included industry experts from IBM Watson, Accenture, Cerner, Cleveland Clinic Innovations, University Hospitals Cleveland, The MetroHealth System and more.

The Medical Capital Innovation Competition is presented by BioEnterprise with additional support from Cuyahoga County, JumpStart and HIMSS. Healthcare partners include MetroHealth, University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic Innovations and Promedica, and supporting sponsors include Case Western Reserve University and develoco.

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2019. Click here to apply today.