At Praxis, we focus on advancing spinal cord injury (SCI) research innovations out of the laboratory and into the marketplace where they can benefit people living with SCI. We connect a world-class team of SCI experts and health entrepreneurs with targeted resources to support ventures across different stages of development.
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Through our Incubate and Accelerate Programs, Praxis connects a world-class team of SCI experts and health entrepreneurs with targeted resources to support ventures across different stages of development.
A four-month program geared towards pre-prototype projects with an innovation to transform the lives of people living with SCI. The program provides targeted persons with lived experience and research validation and mentorship, as well as access to our commercialization network. Applications for the 2023 cohort is now open.
A six-month commercialization program geared towards healthcare companies with a product ready to launch into market that will transform the lives of people living with SCI. In addition to providing targeted persons with lived experience and research mentoring, the program offers regulatory, reimbursement and business mentorship support from leaders in the healthcare industry. Applications for 2022 are now closed.
Our Commercialization team was founded on the need to address the critical shortage in commercial, readily-available technology to serve people with spinal cord injury (SCI), their families and communities. We bring together best-in-class research, commercialization and persons with lived experience experts in the area of SCI to provide innovators with the tools needed to scale and develop their technologies internationally.
We partner with a number of local and international healthcare research, design and biomedical organizations and healthcare leaders to develop innovations geared towards improving the lives of people with SCI and broader healthcare outcomes.
Here are a few partners we work with:
How We Help Innovators
Research excellence: We help identify your clinical and research requirements with regards to SCI research, connect you with available resources in the field and evaluate the feasibility of your project.
SCI Community Perspectives: Through our deep-rooted relationships with SCI community organizations and leaders, gain real-world insights into how to make a significant impact with your healthcare innovation.
Access to expertise: Take advantage of our global network of healthcare leaders and individuals with lived experience of spinal cord injury.
Funding: We help make valuable connections between you, key funding sources and investors.
Here are a few of our innovation success stories:
Praxis hosts events that bring together leading health innovators in the healthcare space, researchers, investors, donors and experts in the area of SCI to recognize companies with the potential to change the lives of individuals with SCI. Requests for pitch submissions go out for these events. Interested in pitching your company at our next event? Send us an email and we’ll add you to our notification list.