Stories

Stay up to date on all healthcare news from MATTER, Chicago's leading incubator and accelerator.

matter challenges

The business case for sustainability in healthcare

December 3, 2019

A conversation with Novo Nordisk’s senior vice president for device R&D, Kenneth Strømdahl

In business today, “sustainability” is becoming somewhat of a buzzword.

But the growing demand from consumers has forced nearly every industry to think about sustainability as more than just a marketing or PR exercise. In order to stay relevant, companies must think strategically about how to reduce…

Read more

matter challenges

How to make your challenge application stand out

November 27, 2019

So you’re thinking of applying to a MATTER challenge.

Over the past few years, we’ve hosted challenges with leading healthcare organizations like Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Advocate Aurora Health and Novo Nordisk to solve crucial business challenges in the best way we know how: sourcing and facilitating collaborations with startups that can help them approach those challenges in a…

Read more

matter challenges

MATTER partners with Roche Diabetes Care to source solutions for integrated Personalized Diabetes Management

November 20, 2019

The partners unveil a startup contest to improve precision health for those living with diabetes.

Chicago, IL, November 20, 2019 — MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, today announced a partnership with Roche Diabetes Care, a global leader in integrated Personalized Diabetes Management (iPDM), to host the 2019-2020 Roche Diabetes Care Innovation Contest. The contest wil…

Read more

matter challenges

Asked and answered: 2019-20 Novo Nordisk Innovation Challenge

November 11, 2019

On November 5, innovators gathered at MATTER to network, learn more about Novo Nordisk’s commitment to reaching zero environmental impact and ask questions about this year’s Novo Nordisk Innovation Challenge, which focuses on the development of more sustainable insulin injector pens.

The event started with a conversation featuring MATTER CEO Steven Collens and Kenneth Strømdahl, senior vice …

Read more

matter challenges

Advocate Aurora Health and MATTER announce 2019 Health Tech Venture Challenge winner

November 6, 2019

Five finalists presented their solutions designed to help seniors age in place; LifePod takes home the prize.

Chicago, IL, November 6, 2019 — Advocate Aurora Health, one of the 10 largest not-for-profit integrated health systems in the country, and MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, named LifePod, a Boston-based digital health startup, the winner of the 2019 Health Te…

Read more