Ellen Embrey, MTEC Chair
In my inaugural year as Chair of the MTEC Board, I am both honored to serve and impressed by my fellow MTEC Board members, MTEC leadership and the MTEC community. 2022 proved to be yet another growth year for the organization. We achieved a membership milestone by exceeding 600 members. We have distributed over $700M in funding since inception. We have deepened relations with all member stakeholder sets – sponsors, collaborators, industry, academic institutions, foundations and investors. We are actively building out our investor network in order to address member gap funding needs. We are collaborating with federal health agencies and enhancing relations with the Defense Health Agency (DHA) as the US Army Medical Research and Development Command (USAMRDC) consolidates defense health R&D investments and service.
2022 presented new opportunities for MTEC leadership, including sponsorship of military medical fellowships in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Association Foundation (APAF), the Milken Institute Health Summit, the American Brain Coalition, and the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, to name a few. These efforts have been years in the making. MTEC’s dedication to serving you, sponsors, members and stakeholders, is the foundation on which these opportunities are built.
Special thanks to our professional staff who continue to be high performing, especially with communications and outreach to all of you. We hosted a record number of webinars, events, scouting and pitch competitions. Our team is building commercialization services, subject matter expert networks through our M-Corps Partners, and a growing portfolio of projects selected for funding by our sponsors.
We look forward to growing and learning with you in 2023 to keep our military medical enterprise healthier and stronger than ever.