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Investor Catalyst Hub Newsletter, January 11, 2024

Watch Now: Monthly Virtual Meeting with Andy Kilianski, Ph.D., ARPA-H Program Manager

Dr. Andy Kilianski, ARPA-H Program Manager for APECx, joined us for the December Monthly Virtual Meeting to discuss the APECx program, the goal of which is to develop a vaccine that works against multiple viruses—including those that cause cancer, autoimmune diseases, and pandemics—and eliminating these viruses as current and future health threats.

Watch the recording and download the slides to learn more about APECx, ARPA-H’s Health Science Futures research focus, and potential upcoming opportunities for member involvement to facilitate the translation and transition of the technologies so that they survive in the wild.

Stay tuned—we will reach out in the coming days to share the date and topic of January’s Monthly Virtual Meeting. Registration for subsequent Monthly Virtual Meetings will only be open to official members, so apply today.

Become a Member of the ARPA-H Investor Catalyst Hub Network

We are seeking new members to join the Investor Catalyst Hub network to help us scale health research and venture investment ecosystem capabilities, disrupt traditional care models, create new delivery pathways, and help performers bring game-changing solutions to market to solve big problems in health.

If your organization can provide any of the following services, we encourage you to apply:

  • Providing office or lab space
  • Advising ARPA-H on technology transition services
  • Performing technical development for research & development (R&D) projects or initiatives
  • Mentoring ARPA-H performers and startups
  • Advising on business model development and networking
  • Education and training
  • Regulatory and legal support
  • Competitive landscape assessment
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Participation in Pitch/Demo Days
  • Hosting immersive experiences

Selected members may gain access to potential funding and flexible contracting for faster award execution. Membership also offers opportunities to provide input on ARPA-H challenge areas and priorities—critical feedback that will help support the design, delivery, and performance of programs—along with access to valuable networking opportunities.

Members are being selected on a rolling basis. Membership is free, and the opportunity to apply is open to all institutions and organizations in the United States. Apply today!

Office Hours with Baindu Bayon Paicely, Ph.D.

Book a 1:1 discussion with Investor Catalyst Hub Network Lead Baindu Bayon Paicely, Ph.D., and get your questions answered about joining the network, the benefits of becoming a spoke, immersive experiences, the selection process, the types of services we’re scouting for, and more.

ARPA-H HEROES Program Launches

The ARPA-H HEalth care Rewards to Achieve Improved OutcomES (HEROES) Program has launched! HEROES is focused on creating preventative care incentives in the health market by offering direct payments to “health catalysts” that improve rates of specific health harms—for example, cardiovascular disease, alcohol-related harms, opioid overdoses, and pregnancy or birth complications—in entire geographic populations through the implementation of preventative care campaigns. The program is accepting letters of interest, and registration is now open for HEROES Proposer’s Day.

ARPA-H Small Business Program: SBIR Presolicitation Notice

On or around January 23, 2024, ARPA-H will issue a solicitation for proposals from small businesses that possess the research and development expertise to conduct innovative research that will contribute toward ARPA-H mission needs and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program objectives. View the presolicitation notice now to learn more about the opportunity and to view the anticipated research topics that will be included in the solicitation.

Events from the Investor Catalyst Hub Spoke Community

Are you an official member with an upcoming event that would be of interest to the Investor Catalyst Hub network? Submit it today for publication consideration on our event calendar and in an upcoming newsletter!

OmniSync: How To Assemble a Strong SBIR/STTR Proposal Team
January 16, 2024, 10:00 a.m. PT
Register to attend the free webinar.
Building a strong SBIR/STTR proposal team is important for SBIR/STTR success. Through this webinar, attendees will learn how to assemble a strong SBIR/STTR proposal team and how to prove your team’s strength.

Northwestern University: FoundHer Stories | A Fireside Chat with Tina Boville
January 24, 2024, 1:00 pm CT
Register for this free online event.
Learn about Dr. Tina Boville’s experience spinning out Aralez Bio in 2019 from her postdoctoral research at Caltech while working with Nobel Laureate Prof. Frances Arnold. Dr. Boville will share her story translating a novel enzymatic pathway for synthesizing non-canonical amino acids into a platform startup for efficient, scalable, and sustainable production of valuable chemicals for drug development and other applications.

Angel Capital Association Summit
May 13-15, 2024 | Columbus, Ohio
Register to attend the in-person summit.
The 2024 Angel Capital Association (ACA) Summit will offer three days of quality content, interactive discussions, and vibrant networking to elevate your angel investing experience. Whether you are a new or experienced investor, an angel group leader, or part of the broader community supporting entrepreneurs and early-stage investments, you’ll learn the latest on trending topics and meet new people—all to help improve your outcomes.

ARPA-H Investor Catalyst Hub in the News

Brown University Joins the Investor Catalyst Hub to Turn Biomedical Ideas Into Solutions

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