Work with ARPA-H
Industry and Academia
As we take on the hardest problems in health, ARPA-H can unlock new markets, pathways, and opportunities for both established entities and small start-ups. We seek to invest across the spectrum, and we encourage non-traditional government performers – of any size – to contribute. ARPA-H follows a model where Program Managers bring the well-defined problems. Then performers – the teams that are funded by ARPA-H from academia, industry, government, and elsewhere – apply for funding, usually in the form of a contract, to build their idea for a solution, with rigorous measurement and evaluation along the way.
ARPA-H applies an operating model already proven successful by DARPA and other ARPAs to the health ecosystem. We work in close coordination with other agencies and aim to build partnerships across the federal government that build on our individual strengths to reach a shared goal of improving life for Americans. To be successful, ARPA-H will work closely with both regulatory partners and other research agencies. We want to ensure that the solutions driven by ARPA-H have regulatory and adoption pathways, so everyone can benefit from what we develop.
Early Adopters and Advocates
We recognize that health innovation has three components: the science, the regulatory environment, and the person who needs that solution. To make our solutions real – and accessible – in the real world, ARPA-H is building a network of investors, customers, innovation hubs, incubators, and accelerators. We want the people who will make ARPA-H innovations into on-the-shelves-everywhere options involved in projects as early as possible to mentor, advise and – eventually – ensure those innovations survive in the wild.
Customers and Patients
People are at the center of everything we do. Through bold, ambitious ideas and approaches, ARPA-H can help shape the future of health and medicine in the U.S. by transforming the seemingly impossible into reality. Ultimately, ARPA-H will strive to propel towards one goal: to directly improve the health of all Americans faster than was ever imagined to be achievable.