Catalyst RiNo campus welcomes University of Denver as new partner

Friday June 29, 2018 0 comments Tags: Denver, Catalyst HTI, University of Denver, Mike Biselli, Rebecca Chopp, Marty Katz

DENVER -- The University of Denver announced it will lease space at Catalyst Health-Tech Innovation (Catalyst HTI), located in Denver’s RiNo district.

A cross-disciplinary consortium of five DU schools will use the space: the Daniels College of Business, Graduate School of Professional Psychology and Graduate School of Social Work, Morgridge College of Education and University College.Catalyst_logo

“DU’s partnership with Catalyst represents our commitment to innovative research, cross-disciplinary curriculum and involvement in the community,” Chancellor Rebecca Chopp said.

“We’re excited about the unique opportunities this collaborative space will provide, both for our students and faculty, and for our community partners.”

The University said it plans to use the space for a variety of collaborative activities. Future projects will include engagement with social entrepreneurship possibilities in the health and wellbeing sectors; researching ways to increase engagement in mental health services; and cross-disciplinary care coordination, workflow and cybersecurity in population health.

“Each of the participating schools see health care as an area of growth, particularly in Denver,” said Marty Katz, the university’s chief innovation

“There’s also a benefit from being a part of this new community with people who are working on some of the most exciting ventures in the health tech space.”

When it opens, Catalyst HTI will be the first facility of its kind in the U.S., designed to bring together stakeholders from across the health care market to foster collaboration and accelerate innovation.

The University of Denver is one of three academic institutions that have committed to join the health-tech integrator, along with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the Colorado School of Mines.

Other tenants include national organizations such as Kaiser Permanente and American Heart Association, global firms Hitachi Consulting and Terumo BCT, and dozens of health-tech startups.

“We are thrilled to have the University of Denver join the Catalyst HTI community,” said Mike Biselli, Catalyst HTI president.

“DU’s commitment to advancing research that benefits the public good makes it a natural fit for our collaborative project.”