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Five ingredients for a culture of innovation

December 12, 2019

Over the last several years, MATTER has worked with dozens of hospitals and health systems. The majority of health system leaders we meet want to be innovative, but very few feel confident in building the kinds of systems and culture that an organization needs to continuously transform new ideas into solutions.

So how do you create a culture of innovation in an environment that is inherently (…

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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…

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Startup Shoutouts: Funding edition

November 27, 2019

So far in 2019, MATTER startups have raised more than $1 billion in funding to scale their solutions that advance care and improve lives. Here’s a look into the recent venture capital raised and National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants received by MATTER startups.

AiCure: $24.5M Series C

For only the second time in their 10 year history, AiCure raised a new round of venture capital: $24.5 m…

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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…

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press release

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…

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