In the 13th Century the Venetians were renowned for their skills in glassmaking, a technology that led to development of mirrors, spectacles, telescopes and many other technologies now taken for granted. But making glass required furnaces reaching 1,000 degrees, and fire in the city became a major problem. So, the glassmakers were moved to the nearby island of Murano. The result was the world’s first innovation incubator, said Mike Biselli, president Catalyst HIT, a Denver-based healthcare technology incubator opening in 2018.

Catalyst is working with Prime Health, which brings together innovators, providers, entrepreneurs, corporations and foundations in the region to identity and test new health IT technologies.

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