Immersion – Selected as Member of ARPA-H Investor Catalyst Hub Spoke Network

Immersion Joins a Nationwide Network Working to Accelerate Transformative  Health Solutions

Scottsdale, AZ, March, 04, 2024 — Immersion, an end-to-end innovation delivery, commercialization, and venture development firm announced today that  it 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 healthcare outcomes for all Americans.  

“We are proud to be a member of the ARPA-H program as this supports our mission to create an effective and equitable healthcare system rooted in using innovation to drive change or people will continue to face the life threatening consequences.” – Nathan Harris, General Partner of Immersion.

Immersion 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 richly 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, Immersion 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.  

The spoke network will continue to grow as The Investor Catalyst Hub expands its efforts, with  applications being selected on a rolling basis. Interested organizations can visit  https://investorcatalysthub.org/ to learn more or submit a membership application.  

About Immersion

Immersion is an end-to-end innovation delivery, commercialization, and venture development firm. We act as an anchor partner for our community focused on corporate innovation, venture capital, and entrepreneurship development. Nathan is also the CEO of Ease which up-skills and connects diverse and highly qualified candidates, at scale, with organizations looking to build high-skilled workforces in technology, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing.