Psychiatry Innovation Lab

A Mental Health Innovation Zone Event

Pitch your idea, join a team or apply to judge the event.

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, funding 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.

Entrants to the pitch competition are encouraged to focus their three-minute video pitch submissions on answering the following questions:

  1. What is your idea and how does it fill a need in the field of psychiatry?
  2. What steps have you taken so far to develop your idea and turn it into a viable product?
  3. What is your business model? Who is your target customer, what is the market opportunity, what is your competitive advantage, and how will you sustain your impact?
  4. What do you hope to gain from participation in the Psychiatry Innovation Lab? What support do you need to take anticipated next steps?

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Mental Health Innovation Zone

APA’s showcase for the advancement of mental health technology.

Mental Health Innovation Zone

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