The University of Minnesota and the Medical Alley Association will host the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) for a “Healthcare Startup Day Minnesota” event on Oct. 15.
The event, which will be held at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center, will be HHS representatives’ sixth stop on a two-year tour to interact with healthcare entrepreneurs around the country. The goal is to seek ways that the department might better support startups.
“From medical devices to diagnostics to pharmaceuticals, the University of Minnesota has a long track record of bringing life sciences technologies to the public through the launch of startup companies,” Rick Huebsch, the university’s executive director of Technology Commercialization, said in a news release.
“We are excited by this opportunity to better connect with the federal agencies under HHS and find new ways to support the success of startups bringing healthcare technologies to market in Minnesota through the University’s Venture Center,” Huebsch said.
The event will feature representatives from key HHS agencies including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the HHS IDEA Lab and the Food and Drug Administration.