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Health Care Innovation
at UW Health

From Concept to Commercialization

What We Do

We serve as an innovation hub for UW Health and UW School of Medicine and Public Health innovators to bring health care solutions to market.

Health Care Product Development Support

Expert one-on-one support when you need it, where you need it.
  • Market exploration
  • Competitive analysis
  • Technical feasibility
  • Regulatory considerations
  • Adoption hurdle considerations
  • Go-to-market plan


Investment support for UW affiliated health care start-up companies.
  • Engagement of health system resources and expertise
  • Up to $500,000 per investment
  • Board observer or special information rights

Are you an innovator?

Is My Project a Good Fit for Isthmus Project

Basic Criteria for an Idea

Innovative Health Care Solution
UW or UW Health Affiliation
Commercial Potential

Isthmus Project Support

Guidance & Expertise
Diligence & Vetting for Commercial Potential
Possible Investment Dollars

Intake Meeting and Preparation

Compile Non-proprietary Info to Share
Prepare to Convey the Value
Consider How Isthmus Project Might Support Your Project

Do you have a health care innovation?

Want to be an expert resource?

Isthmus Project offers expert guidance, access to unparalleled resources, and investment dollars to support innovators on their journeys to develop and realize new discoveries and advance the future of health care.

Isthmus Project believes innovation thrives at academic health systems. UW Health and UW School of Medicine and Public Health offer access to unparalleled expertise, along with the ability to explore innovative ideas in a world-class environment.