Texas Health Catalyst Program Benefits
Texas Health Catalyst accepts applications during its open submission period and encourages investigators to submit projects regardless of the stage. The program is open to collaborating with promising projects even at the earliest stages.
If selected to participate through a consulting award, the project team will have access to an array of benefits.
Industry & Clinical Expertise
Texas Health Catalyst’s network of experts — in clinical workflow, business, funding, intellectual property, regulatory, reimbursement and strategy — and access to a future-facing clinical environment allow the program to match teams to mentors with the right skill sets to help improve clinical and commercial viability.
Texas Health Catalyst leverages relationships with entrepreneurial and corporate partners to facilitate research collaborations, industry-sponsored projects and other commercialization partnerships.
The program provides direct seed-funding ($5,000 to $50,000 per project). Additionally, Texas Health Catalyst increases chances of follow-on funding. During the post-award phase, the program connects projects with potential funding sources through private investor networks, foundations and grants.
Publicity & Showcase Opportunities
Texas Health Catalyst showcases projects through Dell Medical School media, newsletters and events such as the annual Texas Health Catalyst Showcase. Teams also have access to exclusive networking opportunities with the Central Texas business and health ecosystem.
Startup Support & Entrepreneurial Skills Development
The program aids investigators in their customer discovery process through collaboration with the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps. Texas Health Catalyst supports researchers interested in spinning out their technologies into startups by providing resources for startup formation and early fundraising through small-business grants. The CoLab at Dell Med, which houses Texas Health Catalyst, offers other resources.