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Health IT Entrepreneurs Showcase Startups at Capstone Event, DreamIt…

The culmination of the DreamIt Health Baltimore accelerator program, a four-month intensive boot camp for health information technology entrepreneurs co-sponsored by Johns Hopkins, concludes on Wednesday, May 13, at DreamIt Health Demo Day. This one-day capstone event affords startup companies the opportunity to share their progress and plans for the future with an audience of industry leaders, possible investors and potential customers.

“Demo Day represents the culmination of four months of hard work and determination,” says Jason Hardebeck, managing director of DreamIt Health Baltimore. “Every one of these companies has validated key business assumptions and developed viable strategies to move from concept to market. I can’t wait to watch these entrepreneurs ignite the second stage of their rocket ships!”

Six startup companies will give brief presentations about their ideas, which offer solutions to address a broad scope of health care challenges. These companies include a startup from Baltimore that has developed a mobile app designed to improve transition of patient care and avoid preventable medical errors. The presentations will be broadcast live on the Johns Hopkins Ustream channel.

During the 16-week boot camp, entrepreneurs received access to top-tier legal and accounting services as well as introductions to business leaders and resources from The Johns Hopkins University; the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; the University of Maryland, Baltimore; the Abell Foundation; the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore; BioHealth Innovation; and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. Companies received seed capital of up to $50,000 and were given temporary office space for working and networking.

“Technology is dramatically changing the world of health care,” says Christy Wyskiel, senior advisor to the president at The Johns Hopkins University. “New health care IT companies need several tools to begin their path to success, and DreamIt Health provides those tools. We are proud to co-sponsor this world-class accelerator that brings promising companies to Baltimore.”

The DreamIt Health Baltimore startups:

  • Baton (Baltimore) is a mobile app that ensures the seamless transition of patient care between hospital teams to avoid preventable medical errors.
  • Decisive Health Systems (San Francisco) is an online information and communication portal for the healthcare community, dedicated to helping doctors and their patients come together to make better, more informed decisions about patient care.
  • InsightMedi (Spain) is a photo-sharing network for health care professionals designed to enhance education and enable curbside consultations on a large scale.
  • REAL Dietitian (Chicago) offers a next-generation telehealth platform focused initially on increased access to medical nutrition therapy for patients with chronic diseases across the U.S.
  • Redox (Madison, Wisconsin) enables software developers to rapidly integrate with installed legacy health IT systems through a modern application programming interface.
  • Sisu Global Health (Grand Rapids, Michigan) develops medical devices for the most challenging environments and markets. Its first product enables autotransfusion of hemorrhaging patients in the field with military and developing world applications.

DreamIt Health Demo Day is May 13, and the event will be held in the gallery space on the first floor of 8 Market Place in Baltimore from 9 a.m. to noon.

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SAMSUNG 2015 Global Research Outreach (May 31 Deadline)

We are delighted to announce SAMSUNG’s (Samsung Electronics & affiliated Samsung companies) 2015 Global Research Outreach (GRO) call for proposals and are seeking novel ideas in the following research themes (detailed CFP descriptions are under the research themes and available for download on the website):

· Machine Learning & Recognition
· IoT (Internet of Things)
· Security & Privacy
· Big Data & Next Generation Network
· Data Analytics
· Mobile Healthcare
· Biometrics
· Sensor Technology
· Next Generation Computing
· Autonomous Driving
· Soft Robotics
· Intelligent Assistant
· 2D Materials / Devices
· New Photonic Sensors / Sources
· Quantum Information
· Nano Electro Mechanical System
· Next Generation Battery
· Remote Wireless Charging
· Fast Charging Material / Structure
· Functional Material
· Smart Textile
· Organic Sensor Materials
· Next Generation Display
· New Opportunity Exploration

Selected GRO applicants will receive financial support for their proposed project, up to USD $100,000 per year. This funding may be renewed for up to three years, based on measured annual research outcomes and necessity for further research partnership determined by SAMSUNG.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, May 31, 2015, 5 pm Pacific Standard Time = Monday, June 1, 2015, 9 am Korea Standard Time (UTC+9).  Notification of awards (via email) are expected the beginning of July and project start date on/after September 1, 2015.

All proposals are to be submitted and will be accepted only via the GRO online submission site. Joint research proposals from multiple universities are welcome and will be accepted through a single representative university. SAMSUNG will treat all information submitted in proposals as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Accordingly, SAMSUNG does not require, and does not desire, to receive any information that may be deemed confidential by the university researcher or the university.

GRO is SAMSUNG’s academic research collaboration platform and is held annually with a call for proposals open to the world’s leading universities. Through the GRO we truly hope to establish a solid partnership with you and your university. Furthermore, we wish to incubate creative research that will lead to true technological innovation.

Additional information about the 2015 GRO program including important dates, eligibility, submission guidelines, and FAQs are available on our website. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at gro.usa@samsung.com.

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