Brigham & Women’s Hospital will host its 8th Shark Tank in Oct 2018 to fund innovative and high-risk/high-impact projects in the basic, clinical, digital and translational realms through its Health & Technology Innovation Awards. Sponsored by the Brigham Research Institute (BRI) and the BWH Health & Technology Subcommittee, these awards aim to advance projects that have the potential to make an impact in one or more of the following domains – biomedical research, healthcare delivery, the generation of new companies/products/services, cost savings, care quality and provider burnout. Since 2012, more than $1 million has been distributed to BWH investigators through these awards.
In 2018, the Fund is additionally offering the Schlager Family Award for Early Stage Digital Health Innovation (Track B) with a generous contribution from the Schlager Family and support from the Brigham Digital Innovation Hub. The goal of the Schlager Family Award is to help Brigham be a world leader in the digital transformation of healthcare.