BEAVERTON, Ore. – The Digital Health Collaborative (DHC)—a Beaverton-based incubator for health-focused companies—has been awarded a High Impact Opportunity Grant for $147,620 for a feasibility study to validate the need and configuration of an “inventor space” as part of their services. The grant was approved by the Oregon Innovation Council.
“We received broad industry support for our application to this grant program and can foresee growth opportunities ahead for the DHC and how it can impact the ‘Internet-of-Things’ industry,” says Dennis McNannay, DHC co-founder and president of Curadite, a DHC-resident company.
Located at Beaverton Central in downtown Beaverton, the DHC is an innovation hub for digital health programs and companies and “Internet-of-Things” (IoT) technologies. The DHC opened in November 2017 to provide a space for companies to build new products and test the boundaries of healthcare innovation. It bridges key technology partners, healthcare systems and digital health innovator companies of all sizes and locations and brings together key industry leaders. Offering targeted professional workshops, education and community outreach, engineering expertise, and cross-industry marketing, the DHC is helping connect and advance healthcare professionals.
“Digital health innovation is advancing rapidly and our region benefits from a collaborative training approach that fosters new technologies, with the DHC on the forefront,” says Frank Ille, DHC co-founder and CEO of HealthSaas, a DHC-resident company.
Beaverton’s unique central location is ideal due to its proximity to light rail and strategic position between healthcare providers, existing digital health companies and emerging healthcare innovators. Beaverton sponsors the DHC as a key economic development initiative, continuing the city’s long history of supporting technology innovation and industry leadership.
“There’s a place for innovation and technology in Beaverton,” said Mayor Denny Doyle. “We’re excited for DHC and looking forward to seeing how this grant will further their impact in our city. Well done everyone!”