Be A Part of Ann Arbor-Detroit COVID-19 Tech and Biomedical Collaborations
By Laura Cowan
Laura K. Cowan is a tech editor and journalist whose work has focused on promoting sustainability initiatives for automotive, green tech, and conscious living media outlets.
In collaboration with the A2 Biosocial meetup group and a number of professionals in the IT and biomedical field in Ann Arbor and the Great Lakes region, we will be helping organize and will be publishing some form of collaborative discussion or networking resources on COVID-19 response from the Ann Arbor-Detroit and greater Great Lakes business and tech communities and ways the tech and health sciences communities can network to find medical and business solutions to the coronavirus outbreak.
We are looking for participants from the tech community in Ann Arbor-Detroit and the wider Great Lakes region, as well as from the medical and health sciences communities in and around Michigan or wanting to collaborate with businesses here on COVID-19 response to participate in this networking group. Because it is difficult to host a focused live discussion as companies and researchers are quickly deploying diverse plans to address this crisis, this collaboration may take the form of a page of networking contacts combined with business resources for the tech community to contribute to rather than a live event.
We will focus our efforts in the Ann Arbor-Detroit and greater Great Lakes region, but location is not a prerequisite. You may be from any region in the U.S., Canada, or any country where viable connections can be made with the Ann Arbor-Detroit and Great Lakes tech and healthcare/biomedical/life sciences communities for creating COVID-19 solutions.
If you would like to be a part of this collaboration or have news to share about resources or requests for COVID-19 collaborations in the areas of tech, healthcare, and community response, please contact the editor with subject line COVID-19 Collaboration. We will be announcing the format of the collaboration or publishing resulting projects participants would like to communicate to the public in the coming weeks. Thanks for doing your part to flatten the curve and support each other during this challenging time.