EDA Grant Update: Q&A with Stacey Frankovich

In June 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) approved TechTown/MedHealth’s application for investment for the MedHealth Recovery and Resiliency Initiative, focused on contributing to revitalization of the economy, creating jobs, and attracting private investment. We talked with MedHealth’s director, Stacey Frankovich, to get an update on progress during this reporting period. Read the latest updates now.

Specific Aims Clinic Is Happening June 9

MedHealth is sponsoring a clinic hosted by BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting to help companies develop specific aims for small-business innovation research (SBIR) and small-business technology transfer (STTR) funding proposals to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). During this virtual clinic, attendees will discuss specific aim examples and actual reviewer feedback. This clinic is designed for applicants pursuing the September 2022 NIH proposal deadline. Contact Stacey Frankovich at stacey@techtowndetroit.org for a free registration code and learn more about this event.

Events and Opportunities

Women Who Innovate

MedTech Crossroads is partnering with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to put the Michigan MedTech spotlight on forward-thinking women who have contributed to the industry. Learn more and register.

Caregivers Insight Named Top 12 Finalist in Innovation Competition

Congratulations to our partners at Caregivers Insight for being selected as a finalist out of 119 competitors from 28 states and seven countries in a statewide innovation competition in Kansas. Learn more about the NXTSTAGE Community Health & Vibrancy Pilot Competition.

Research and Innovation Park Eyed for New Mega-hospital Site

Windsor Regional Hospital and the University of Windsor are pursuing a partnership for a health research and innovation park to become a hub for healthcare research, training, and private-sector health service providers focused on new startup ventures. Learn more.

Healthy Mom and Baby Innovation Competition 3.0

Parkview Health, in collaboration with MATTER, presents the 2022 Healthy Mom and Baby Innovation Competition 3.0. This year, they are extending the scope to improve the lives of mothers and children through pre-teen. Learn more and register.

MedLearn and RevKeep Partner to Share Money-saving Vision

Our partners at RevKeep announced a strategic partnership with medical publisher MedLearn to raise awareness about nonpatient output spending. Learn more about this partnership.

Social Enterprise Summit: Purpose Beyond Profit

EPICentre is hosting a group of social entrepreneurs and innovators to discuss purpose beyond profit. The virtual event takes place June 3 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Learn more and register.

XLerateHealth Bootcamp

The XLerateHealth Bootcamps help healthcare startups secure customers and attract funding. Sessions will run virtually this summer and fall. Learn more and apply by May 31.