Ecosystem and Pilot Programs

With a growing focus on health and technology across the world, leaders are recognizing the need to encourage growth and innovation that will improve the quality, efficiency, and affordability of healthcare. Ecosystem Programs give established organizations and investors the opportunity to attend professionally curated matchmaking sessions with vetted startups that are prepared to pilot their technologies. Once partnerships are formed, Catalyst manages pilot testing from concept to completion, helping all parties to efficiently organize their studies and establish measurable ROI outcomes, including metrics like user adoption rates, clinical usefulness, and cost savings.

We are dedicated to forging strategic partnerships that enhance the digital health ecosystem around the world. With the help of our clients, Catalyst has successfully implemented large-scale programs that have facilitated over 1,500 curated matchmaking meetings and managed 175+ pilots globally.

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Through our vast network, Catalyst brings premiere healthcare stakeholders to the table to meet with promising innovators. Leaders and investors at hospital systems, healthcare organizations, technology companies, and investment firms will receive curated schedules of meetings with digital health companies that fit their specific interests.

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Pilot Studies

By testing technologies, organizations de-risk their commitment to large-scale implementation and gauge the usefulness of a new tool. Catalyst works with clients to arrange 6-12 month pilots and provides assistance during the process to keep studies organized. We track every pilot closely and ensure that milestones are met, progress occurs, and success metrics are reported in a timely manner. Catalyst have seen multiple commercial partnerships form after the completion of a pilot study, as this “test phase” allows an organization to determine the long-term viability and advantages of adopting a new technology.


NYCEDC Digital Health Marketplace

The Digital Health Marketplace manages matchmaking sessions, pilot programs, and events to encourage commercialization of new digital health technologies in NYC.

The Digital Health Marketplace is a Catalyst ecosystem program with the NYC Economic Development Corporation that focuses on bolstering innovation and creating health tech jobs in New York City’s five boroughs. This expansive program combines the best of what we do - competitions, curated matchmaking, commercialization awards, pilot studies, and thought leadership - in an effort to facilitate rapid adoption of new digital health technologies in NYC.

TechEmerge Health Brazil

TechEmerge is a market-access program for proven technology companies around the world that are looking to grow their business in emerging markets.

TechEmerge Health Brazil, an International Finance Corporation (IFC) World Bank Group initiative, is a first of its kind matchmaking program for proven technology companies around the world that are aiming to grow their businesses in emerging markets. In conjunction with Catalyst, IFC’s unique acceleration platform connects startups from around the world with leading corporations in emerging economies. The objective is to pilot technologies with the intent to commercialize products in new markets, spurring sustainable innovation in regions that need it the most.