Liftoff PGH Announces Regional Agenda for Leadership in Health Technology

Liftoff PGH demonstrated that Pittsburgh has all the essential pieces to be an international leader in applying frontier technologies to healthcare safety, quality and effectiveness. But we must have the regional vision, commitment, collaborations, and focus to propel us to leadership.

Moving forward, we envision a future where Pittsburgh innovators collectively advance six key areas of groundbreaking technology, highlighted during the events of Liftoff PGH. Please read our Regional Agenda for Leadership in Health Technology based around these six key areas, available here.

Over 600 of our region's leading pioneers took the first step during our virtual summit in December 2020, where they brought their best and brightest ideas to our virtual kitchen table—but their work is just beginning.

Across Pittsburgh's health innovation ecosystem, technology is the undercurrent of positive change. If Pittsburgh is to succeed on the global stage, we must hone our focus on technology-driven solutions that open opportunities to better health. Stakeholders from education and workforce development, to payment and policy reform, to public health and healthcare delivery, must combine efforts and bring the focus to health tech innovation in Pittsburgh. Liftoff PGH provided many sparks of inspiration—including our Ideathon pitch competition finalists—and now is the time to act.

We would like to thank those who have joined our mission so far—including our speakers, advisory committee, sponsors, and community partners—but the work has only just begun. We invite the entire Pittsburgh health innovation ecosystem to put our region on the global stage. 

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