GPEC earns grant to promote MedTech entrepreneurship
Dozens of entrepreneurial ventures and hundreds of jobs are expected to result from a U.S. Department of Commerce grant awarded to the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. The goal is to accelerate the transition of new medical and wearable technologies from the research lab to commercial applications and startup businesses. Arizona State University, Maricopa County Community College District’s Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation, the Partnership for Economic Innovation and the StartupAZ Foundation are partners in the project anchored at the 30-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus (pictured). The endeavor will help to boost the scope and impact of ASU’s MedTech Ventures Program, says its director, Fulton Schools Professor Gregory Raupp.