IgniteU NY, a program created in 2015 by technology consulting firm NYSTEC to help foster entrepreneurship and innovation in Upstate New York, hosted its third annual Population Health Innovation Summit at the Albany Capital Center on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.
This all-day event united local government leaders, health industry experts, and frontline implementers to showcase promising innovations to improve the health and well-being of New Yorkers. Along with IgniteU NY, Population Health Innovation Summit 2019 was co-sponsored by NYSTEC, Innovate 518, the City of Saratoga Springs, and the City of Schenectady.
The event highlighted success stories and honed in on lessons that could be applied to other need areas, as well as fostered discussion on how diffusion of innovations could be accelerated, scaled, or better integrated through community partnerships and investments in intelligent infrastructure.
The keynote speaker was Sherriff Craig Apple, from the Albany County Sheriff’s Department, who spoke about building a culture of innovation within a criminal justice organization. The event included participants from New York University, Lifespan, Schenectady ARC, Schenectady Works | City Mission, and WhenPeopleWork.