Accelerating Wireless Innovation for Health and Wellness
A grants program for social entrepreneurs.
From heart monitors to fitness trackers, wireless technologies improve access, enhance health and save lives. New 5G wireless networks will unlock even more transformative applications such as remote virtual and augmented reality therapies, a new generation of wearables that will detect, monitor and manage chronic conditions, and AI applications that improve diagnostics and help identify treatments.
Catalyst is a new competitive grants program from the CTIA Wireless Foundation that will accelerate these innovations by supporting early-stage social entrepreneurs using wireless technologies to address America’s most pressing health and wellness issues.
Catalyst will identify and award three prize grants to solutions such as:
- Emerging mHealth, telemedicine and health data analytics services
- Applications that remove barriers and improve access to care
- Technologies that improve the diet, fitness and psychological well-being of Americans
Social entrepreneurs are encouraged to submit applications by December 9, 2019. Semi-finalists will participate in a second round and finalists will be invited to present at a final event in late spring 2020 where the first, second and third place prize grants will be announced. More information on the application process can be found here, and in our Call for Submissions.
Experts in the field of wireless technology, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and health and wellness will review full proposals from ten semi-finalists and select finalists. The first, second and third place prize grants will be selected and announced in spring 2020.
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Strategic collaboration is one of the Foundation’s core principles. We can achieve more when we join forces with others to marshal our collective resources, knowledge and influence toward beneficial social impact.
We invite potential partners to explore accelerating good with us by contacting Dori Kreiger, Executive Director at [email protected].