Bridging Innovation Program – Boston

The Bridging Innovation Program - Digital Health - Boston 2021 is a path dedicated to startups, companies and research centers in Emilia-Romagna to encourage the approach to the Boston ecosystem in the field of application of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in the health sector and Digital Health.

Target: startup, PMI, research centers

The program includes a path to accompany businesses/laboratories/research centers, to prepare participants for the best approach in the USA/Boston context, including one-to-one mentorship moments, the set up of specific meetings on the digital health sector of Boston among program participants and specific individuals from organizations in Boston, such as MIT, Johnson & Johnson, MassGeneral Brigham Hospital, Children's Hospital; incubators and accelerators such as MBI, M2D2, MassChallenge Healthtech..


  • to learn about the best digital health best practices in the Boston area;
  • to participate in training sessions on the US ecosystem to strengthen their ability for internationalization and partnership activations;
  • to benefit from a personalized mentoring action aimed at approaching the Massachusetts ecosystem;
  • to start networking actions with university laboratories and clinics; accelerators operating in the life science sector; technology parks; highly innovative companies and research centers; sector companies that implement open innovation practices.

Numbers and results:

  • The program took place initially in an entirely online edition from April to December 2021.
  • 10 regional organizations, including 2 research laboratories and 8 companies (PMI and startups).

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