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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 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.

In its inaugural year, Catalyst received applications from across the country harnessing the power of wireless for uses such as IoT devices, remote healthcare, wearables and mobile apps to solve real problems. After a first round, six semifinalists submitted additional application materials, and the 2020 Catalyst Finalists were selected by the team of 2020 Advisors.

The 2020 Finalists – MindRight Health, Objective Zero Foundation and Pilleve – are developing wireless-enabled innovations for veteran and teen mental health and opioid addictions, and will receive grants totaling $175,000.

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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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