Aptive Selected for ARPA-H Investor Catalyst Hub Spoke Network

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Aptive Selected for ARPA-H Investor Catalyst Hub Spoke Network

Posted on 05.31.24

Aptive was selected as a spoke for the Investor Catalyst Hub, a regional hub of ARPANET-H, a nationwide health innovation network launched by the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H).

Based in the Greater Boston area and managed by VentureWell, the Investor Catalyst Hub seeks to accelerate the commercialization of groundbreaking and accessible biomedical solutions. It utilizes an innovative hub-and-spoke model designed to reach a wide range of nonprofit organizations and Minority-Serving Institutions, with the ultimate aim of delivering scalable health care outcomes for all Americans.

Aptive joins a dynamic, nationwide network of organizations aligned to ARPA-H’s overarching mission to improve health outcomes through the following research focus areas: health science futures, proactive health, scalable solutions and resilient systems. Investor Catalyst Hub spokes represent a broad spectrum of expertise, geographic diversity and community perspectives.

“Our spoke network embodies a rich and representative range of perspectives and expertise,” said Mark Marino, vice president of growth strategy and development for VentureWell and project director for the Investor Catalyst Hub. “Our spokes comprise a diverse network that will be instrumental in ensuring that equitable health solutions reach communities across every state and tribal nation.”

As an Investor Catalyst Hub spoke, Aptive gains access to potential funding and flexible contracting for faster award execution compared to traditional government contracts. Spoke membership also offers opportunities to provide input on ARPA-H challenge areas and priorities, along with access to valuable networking opportunities and a robust resource library.

To learn more, visit: investorcatalysthub.org.

It is exciting to be selected as part of ARPA-H’s network of firms accelerating the development of innovative health care solutions,” said Ari Friedman, vice president of Veteran Health at Aptive. “Our team is dedicated to developing forward-thinking ideas that can address the challenges facing our clients, and as a spoke, we will be able to extend our expertise to the network and help improve health outcomes for all.


Ari Friedman
Vice President, Veteran Health