HIMSS Joins GCHI Tenants in Welcoming BioEnterprise

BioEnterprise, a leader in growing the biomedical industry in Northeast Ohio, recently assumed responsibility for devising and implementing the strategic plan, marketing, programming and tenant engagement activities for the Global Center for Health Innovation, Cleveland OH which is home to the HIMSS Innovation Center.


Leslie Evans, Director of the HIMSS Innovation Center says, “This is great news.  BioEnterprise’s presence at the Global Center will help accelerate its transformation into an active center for health innovation.”  Since 2002, BioEnterprise has accelerated more than 350 health IT, biomedical and biopharmaceutical companies, and has helped these companies raise more than $2 billion in new funding. 

This engagement will enhance the breadth of the community’s biomedical ecosystem and create an impressive passageway between Cleveland and the global innovation community.

“The Global Center is a spectacular, unique venue and a wonderful asset when connecting with national and global healthcare leaders, companies & entrepreneurs.” Said BioEnterprise, CEO Aram Nerpouni. “It is a powerful platform to catalyze and convene the biomedical community in new and exciting ways.”

The Global Center for Health Innovation will become a base for industry-building collaborations, including The Medical Capital initiative, which promotes regional biomedical successes to national and international audiences through marketing and through programming such as The Medical Capital Innovation Competition hosted in partnership with HIMSS.


Now in its 2nd year, The Medical Capital Innovation Competition was launched by HIMSS and BioEnterprise as a two-day event where competing teams develop and refine healthcare IT innovation using big data, artificial intelligence, enhanced reality and other technologies to engage patients and clinicians and take healthcare to new levels To Learn More and Apply, click here.  $100,000 in prizes is awarded to winning teams along with valuable resources to grow their business including substantial investments, mentoring, operational space, and product commercialization support.


As the largest convener of Health and IT leaders, HIMSS recognizes the value of two forward-focused entities working together to drive local and international impact through continued collaboration.  “Innovation doesn’t happen in silos” says Evans, “We look forward to strengthening our relationship and our results with BioEnterprise’s involvement and to using our strengths to accelerate the growth of new ideas to advance innovation in health and IT.”