Henry Ford Innovations Secures $3 Million Grant for Digital Health
Henry Ford Innovation will create cutting-edge curriculum that integrates entrepreneurship, health care and digital technologies.Henry Ford Health System venture development business unit Henry Ford Innovations has been awarded a $3 million, three-year grant from the William Davidson Foundation to establish the William Davidson Center for Entrepreneurs in Digital Health. The Davidson Center will incubate new technologies and companies focused on the intersection of health care and IT, create future digital health care leaders through a world-renowned fellowship program and foster innovative talent in the Southeast Michigan community through a series of educational programs. To foster entrepreneurship and innovation at Henry Ford Health System and across southeast Michigan through educational programs, Henry Ford Innovations will create cutting-edge curriculum that integrates entrepreneurship, health care and digital technologies. "We’re proud to establish the Davidson Center at Henry Ford Health System, building on an already successful effort focused on innovation, talent attraction and job creation. These are fundamental considerations in our funding efforts to improve the economic prosperity of Southeast Michigan," Jonathan Aaron, president of the William Davidson Foundation, said in a statement. "We’re excited by the prospects of this program to bring about transformational benefits to the community, something Mr. Davidson always valued in his philanthropic giving."
The aim of the Davidson Center is to bring together innovators, educators and corporate partners from around the globe to create the next generation of digital applications and platforms, as well as the leaders who will drive their implementation.