GE Healthcare launches first startup collaboration programme for its Edison platform
Edison startups powered by GE Healthcare’ calls for startups to create solutions for real-world healthcare challenges
GE Healthcarehas unveiled ‘Edison - startups powered by GE Healthcare’ – its first startup collaboration programme centered on the Edison platform. The programme will work with startups in India to develop solutions on the Edison platform for some of the toughest healthcare challenges existing today. Edison is an intelligence offering used by GE Healthcare’s internal developers and strategic partners to develop new healthcare applications, services and AI algorithms. This programme marks a significant step in making the platform and its extensive catalogue of healthcare-specific developer services more widely available to the startup community. Zinnov, a leading consulting firm specializing in digital transformation is the partner, advising GE Healthcare on this programme.
Through this programme, GE Healthcare will collaborate with startups to arrive at solutions that improve patient outcomes and experience, efficiency of clinical practice and that of the healthcare facilities, reduce waste and inefficiencies, and eliminate costly and harmful errors. Any startup based out of India or has their core development activity/ team here can apply for the first cohort of Edison. Startups working in the healthcare space and leveraging advanced technologies like internet of things, big data and advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning etc. and will have an advantage in the selection process.
‘Edison - Startups powered by GE Healthcare’ will provide a zero-equity cash-in-grant of USD 10000 to each of the selected startup. In addition, they will have access to mentorship, skill development programs, commercial and regulatory guidance, and data provision as additional benefits.
“The healthcare industry produces massive amounts of data, and it is extremely difficult to bring this data together, convert it into meaningful insights and bring those insights to the point of care. We are addressing these challenges with our Edison platform and are working to accelerate the transformation of healthcare – but know we can’t do it alone. We strongly believe in the power of a collaborative ecosystem. Edison - Startups powered by GE Healthcare will be central to the ecosystem that will harness the brainpower and energy of startups to arrive at solutions that help healthcare providers deliver precision health across the care continuum. We believe that over the next few years, Edison would become an important hub for healthcare innovation with thousands of applications and services available on it,” said Amit Phadnis, GE Officer and Chief Digital Officer, GE Healthcare.