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Accelerating Wireless Innovation for Health and Wellness

A grants program for social entrepreneurs.

From heart monitors to fitness trackers, wireless technologies improve access, enhance health and save lives. New 5G wireless networks will unlock even more transformative applications such as remote virtual and augmented reality therapies, a new generation of wearables that will detect, monitor and manage chronic conditions, and AI applications that improve diagnostics and help identify treatments.

Catalyst is a new competitive grants program from the CTIA Wireless Foundation that will accelerate these innovations by supporting early-stage social entrepreneurs using wireless technologies to address America’s most pressing health and wellness issues.

Catalyst will identify and award three prize grants to solutions such as:

  • Emerging mHealth, telemedicine and health data analytics services
  • Applications that remove barriers and improve access to care
  • Technologies that improve the diet, fitness and psychological well-being of Americans

Thank you to all social entrepreneurs who submitted round one applications. Semi-finalists will be invited to participate in a second round and finalists will be invited to an awards event in late spring 2020 where the first, second and third place prize grants will be announced. More information on the application process can be found here, and in our Call for Submissions.

Thank You to our Applicants!

Round one applications are now closed. Thank you to all the social entrepreneurs who applied.

Catalyst Advisors

Experts in the field of wireless technology, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy and health and wellness will review full proposals from ten semi-finalists and select finalists. The first, second and third place prize grants will be selected and announced in spring 2020.

2019 Advisors

Vikrum Aiyer

Postmates

Mary Galeti

Tecovas Foundation

Sarah Koch

Case Foundation

Nancy Lublin

Crisis Text Line

Bryan Sivak

Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Nicol Turner-Lee

Brookings Institution

Join Us

Strategic collaboration is one of the Foundation’s core principles. We can achieve more when we join forces with others to marshal our collective resources, knowledge and influence toward beneficial social impact.

We invite potential partners to explore accelerating good with us by contacting Dori Kreiger, Executive Director at [email protected].



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