MATTER, a Chicago-based healthcare incubator and corporate innovation accelerator has announced a partnership with Israeli-based Sheba Medical Center. The partnership between Chicago and Israeli healthcare innovation communities will focus on the commercialization of new digital health innovation for patients.
As part of the international partnership, MATTER startups will have opportunities to pilot their technologies with Sheba Medical Center. The medical center has a highly developed innovation capability, and is able to facilitate pilots for new solutions at a pace almost unheard of in U.S. health systems.
Sheba Medical Center also supports a number of Israel-based healthcare technology startups building digital health solutions. MATTER will leverage its network of entrepreneurs, innovators, health systems, industry partners, and experts to help open the door to U.S. markets for Sheba Medical Center-affiliated startups.
The agreement was signed during Collens’ recent trip to Israel with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and World Business Chicago to help promote investment and innovation in Chicago.
“MATTER is the perfect platform for Israeli healthcare companies to enter the U.S. market,” said MATTER CEO Steven Collens in a statement. “Israel has developed one of the most productive startup ecosystems in the world, and we look forward to engaging with the Israeli startup community.”