A.Catalyst Network

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Introducing A.Catalyst Network

A.Catalyst Network is an interconnected and dynamic global network of more than 20 AstraZeneca health innovation hubs, made up of physical locations and virtual partnerships. Our collective ambition is to address current healthcare challenges, increase affordable and equitable access to healthcare and scale and showcase patient‑enabled innovation through partnerships within the health ecosystem.


Innovation in action: Our vision for the future of healthcare

We believe that patient experiences and outcomes are our shared responsibility, and that innovation doesn’t happen in isolation. 

A.Catalyst Network brings together diverse stakeholders to forge non-traditional partnerships across geographical boundaries, facilitating collaborative action and opening up new opportunities to enhance patient-enabled innovation. 

Through collaborative innovation, our ultimate aim is to strengthen and future-proof health systems across the whole patient journey, ensuring everyone has equitable and affordable access to the life-changing healthcare solutions they need, regardless of where they live.



Our vision

Patients are at the centre of everything we do across A.Catalyst Network. You can find out more about our values and vision in our Video Manifesto.


Join our mission to shape the future of healthcare

Could you be our next partner? Do you have a proposal to submit for consideration by our A.Catalyst Network Hubs teams? If you have an ambition to improve outcomes for patients around the world, we want to know about it.


Our impact in numbers


20+

hub locations

500+

partnerships

100+

solutions in development

300+

start-ups mentored


20+

solutions scaled after pilot


Explore our A.Catalyst Network hubs

Americas



Andean Cluster

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Argentina
 

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Brazil
 


US: Boston BioHub
 

US: San Francisco Hub
 

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US: Wilmington Hub
 

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Europe



France
 

Israel: BeyondBio
 

Poland
 

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Russia
 

Sweden: BioVentureHub
 

Sweden: Health Works
 


United Kingdom 
 


Asia



China iCampus Hub

Taiwan Hub

Hong Kong Hub

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Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
 

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Japan: i2.jp Innovation Infusion
 


Malaysia
 

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Singapore
 

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Oceania



Australia & New Zealand
 

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Our partners include

Patients | Healthcare practitioners | Governments and policy makers | Academia | Tech and pharma industries | Ecosystem builders | Investors | Entrepreneurs

Anchor partners


Our focus areas


Artificial Intelligence (AI)

We are developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions to support the screening, detection, diagnosis, staging and management of lung cancer, breast cancer and COPD, and to help healthcare professionals identify cardio-renal complications in type 2 diabetes patients. These solutions align with our Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism (CVRM), Oncology, and Respiratory & Immunology therapy areas, and aim to address unmet need in the prevention and awareness, diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment stages of the patient journey.


Digital apps 

We are developing digital app solutions to help healthcare professionals analyse chest x-rays, and provide patients with online consultations, e-prescriptions and support in managing conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart failure, breast cancer and lung cancer. These solutions align with our Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolism (CVRM), Oncology, and Respiratory & Immunology therapy areas, and aim to address unmet need in the prevention and awareness, diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment and wellness stages of the patient journey.


Co-incubation programmes 

We are developing co-incubation programmes to support biomedical tech start-ups engaged in the research and development of integrated oncology solutions, and offer coaching, co-working spaces, shared equipment, regulatory support, and financial subsidy. These programmes align with our Oncology therapy area and aim to address unmet need in the prevention and awareness, diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment and wellness stages of the patient journey.


Veeva ID: Z2-2660
Date of preparation: March 2022