A public-private partnership between ARPA-H and VentureWell in support of the ARPANET-H nationwide health innovation network. Website is maintained by VentureWell staff.

Spoke Network

A nationwide network of spokes will be established to speed the commercialization of groundbreaking health solutions. Members will be selected based on their ability to act with urgency in response to immediate health demands and deliver solutions into disparate communities in every state and tribal nation. The spoke network’s activities are built on competitive and agile ideation, to be applied against any known health challenge.

Benefits of Becoming a Spoke

Eligible to apply for funding to support Investor Catalyst activities, projects, immersive experiences, and initiatives

Flexible contracting vehicles, resulting in award execution significantly faster than traditional government contracts

Networking opportunities with consortium members, government, and other strategic stakeholders at annual membership meetings, conferences, and forums

Provide feedback and input into ARPA-H challenge areas, problem identification, and priorities

Access and contribute to an open library of resources and public goods that draw on the insights from ARPANET-H activities


Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to learn more!

View a recording of our Informational Webinar for Prospective Spokes and download the webinar slides.

View and download the Consortium Membership Agreement.


Who Can Apply

The opportunity to apply to become a spoke is open to institutions/organizations with strengths that align with the ARPA-H research focus areas:

  • Health Science Futures: Expanding what is technically possible
  • Proactive Health: Keeping people from being patients
  • Scalable Solutions: Reaching everyone quickly
  • Resilient Systems: Building integrated healthcare systems

Spoke Eligibility

The hub will offer opportunities for experts from government, industry, finance, healthcare, and academia to collaborate with the goal of accelerating commercialization of medical breakthroughs for people who urgently need them. Interested organizations across the private, public, and nonprofit sectors with relevant capabilities can apply to be a spoke.

  • Academic institutions
  • Incubators
  • Accelerators
  • Nonprofit
  • For-Profit
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Investors
  • Payers
  • Manufacturers
  • Healthcare companies
  • Hospital systems
  • Community organizations
  • Research centers