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Psychiatry Innovation Lab

A Mental Health Innovation Zone Event

  • Panel speakers at the Mental Health Innovation Zone
  • Audience members at the 2019 Mental Health Innovation Zone
  • Audience members at the 2019 Mental Health Innovation Zone
  • Audience members at the 2019 Mental Health Innovation Zone

The Psychiatry Innovation Lab is an incubator at the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the largest psychiatric organization in the world, that aims to catalyze the formation of innovative ventures to transform mental health care. We nurture early-stage ideas and ventures by investing in them with mentorship, education and collaboration opportunities within our community of mental health innovators.

The Psychiatry Innovation Lab centers around a live event at the APA Annual Meeting in the Mental Health Innovation Zone. This event brings together leaders in psychiatry with experts in business, technology, medicine, and government.

APA is currently accepting applicants/pitches for revolutionary ideas that aim to improve mental health care delivery and how psychiatrists diagnose, treat, or manage patients.

Four finalists will be selected to pitch their ideas in-person to a panel of judges and audience members at the 2023 APA Annual Meeting's Mental Health Innovation Zone on Monday, May 22 in San Francisco.

Pitch Your Idea

Entries are welcome from everyone. One entry per individual/group is permitted. The application deadline is March 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Pitch Your Idea

Applicants are required to upload a 3– to 5-minute video recording of their innovation pitch. Your video could be submitted as a YouTube link, MP4 file, or other share-able video format.

Your pitch video should address the following questions:

  1. Tell us about yourself and why you'd like to participate in the Psychiatry Innovation Lab.
  2. Describe the problem in mental health care that you are trying to solve.
  3. Describe your solution along with any preliminary research you might have done to provide evidence that your solution works.
  4. Describe your business model/monetization Strategies.
  5. Who is your target market?
  6. What is your competitive advantage?

Finalists will be selected and notified in early April.

By submitting your video, you agree that you have read and accepted all contest rules and regulations.

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