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OIE Background

Office of Innovation and
Entrepreneurship (OIE)

Pittsburgh Lifesciences Greenhouse


Pittsburgh, PA

Project Name

Western Pennsylvania Health Information Technology Cluster



Award Amount

Federal Share

Non-Federal Share



The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse will implement a regional innovation strategy to grow and elevate the stature of the nascent health information technology (HIT) cluster in Western Pennsylvania. The project will focus on job creation through company growth in the forms of both producers and users of advanced software, related data collection deployment and analysis platforms for delivering healthcare and maintaining health. In five years, Pittsburgh Lifesciences Greenhouse expects to create 18 new HIT companies that will generate 200 new jobs.