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Spoke Network

Join a nationwide network of spokes collectively working 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

Funding: Eligibility to apply for funding to support Investor Catalyst activities, projects, immersive experiences, and initiatives

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

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

Influence: Ability to provide feedback and input into ARPA-H challenge areas, problem identification, and priorities

Information: 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.

View and download the Consortium Membership Agreement.


Spoke Eligibility

All institutions or organizations with strengths that align with the ARPA-H research focus areas are encouraged to apply:

  • 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

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