MSK Innovation Hub

Learn about MSK Innovation Hub, an accelerator program designed to encourage collaborations between Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and digital health companies, focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of cancer patients. For more information or to apply, contact Rick Peng at [email protected].

As one of the world’s most respected comprehensive centers devoted exclusively to cancer, MSK has devoted 140 years to exceptional patient care, influential educational programs, and innovative research to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control and, ultimately, cure cancer. The institution is home to an exceptional community of researchers, clinicians, and digital health professionals and it is committed to advancing the care and treatment of cancer through digital health and life sciences innovation.  

MSK Innovation Hub was launched in 2020 to connect the institution with innovative, digitally focused health technology companies. This accelerator program aims to accelerate the development of digital technologies that will make an impact on the healthcare and quality of life of people with cancer. It accepts applicants on a rolling basis. There are currently eight ongoing collaborations.  

From applications to cutting-edge collaborations: Open to applications from digital health startups as well as larger and more mature corporations, MSK Innovation Hub selects participants through a process that identifies exceptionally promising healthcare projects, aligned with MSK’s strategic priorities in digital health, originating from non-competitive third parties. 

MSK aims to jump-start the innovation process by providing select projects with in-kind support through access to a real-world oncology research and clinical care environment, including all the physical, intellectual, and digital assets that this encompasses. Industry participants retain the lead on commercialization efforts. MSK support does not include financial resources. 

Why work with us?  

Partnership with Innovation Hub provides companies with access to MSK’s extensive resources.

MSK is home to more than 20,000 physicians, scientists, nurses and staff united by a relentless dedication to conquering cancer. Today, we are one of 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, with state-of-the-art science and technology supporting groundbreaking clinical studies, personalized treatment, and compassionate care for our patients. We also train the next generation of clinical and scientific leaders in oncology through our continually evolving educational programs, here and around the world. 

MSK has been ranked by US News & World Report as one of the top two hospitals for cancer care in the US for more than 30 years. We diagnose, treat, and care for patients with roughly 400 common and rare cancers. With more than 1,400 open therapeutic protocols, we are a leading global center for cancer-related clinical trials. Digital health innovation is a significant priority for our clinical and laboratory research teams.