The Samsung Catalyst Fund is a $100 million fund dedicated to startups focused on disruptive ideas, components, systems and infrastructure to fuel innovative technologies and business models. With our technology and global presence, innovators and entrepreneurs can bring their visions to market more effectively. Among the many advantages innovators enjoy are colocation, shared resources, seed financing, mentorship, advice from our Innovation Fellows and corporate development.
We’re entrepreneur-friendly, we execute quickly and we provide our partners with a quick and easy on-ramp to connect directly with Samsung business units.
Tools for Engagement
The Catalyst Fund is a $100 million fund dedicated to startups focused on digital health, computer human interface, data center, IoT and materials. With our technology and global presence, innovators and entrepreneurs can bring their visions to market.
- Entrepreneur friendly
- Quick decisions
- On-ramp to engage with Samsung Business Units
Goal is to foster disruptive technologies, startups and university lab based ideas focused in Samsung’s area of interests.
- Colocation in Israel
- Seed Financing
- Innovation Fellows
- Corporate Development
The Samsung Digital Health Challenge is an ongoing opportunity to access a pool of $50 million in investments from the Samsung Catalyst Fund. The goal of the Challenge is to stimulate innovation surrounding the delivery of wellness-related insight through the use of highly accurate, non-invasive sensors working in conjunction with advanced algorithms.
Faster development of disruptive sensors and algorithms
Samsung is promoting open innovation by working directly with leading startups around the world to create disruptive sensors and algorithms. By leveraging Samsung’s technical expertise in semiconductors, sensors, optics, electromagnetics, algorithms and other core technology areas, as well Samsung’s deep experience in nurturing startups and building new businesses, entrepreneurs pursuing the Samsung Challenge can accelerate their time to market.
An open reference design platform for sensors and data
Samsung has developed an open reference design platform, named Simband, that integrates key sensor, hardware, and software technologies while providing open interfaces to enable startups to leverage these technologies. Samsung has also developed S.A.M.I., an open, cloud-based data platform that supports any device, any input data, and any algorithm or service. S.A.M.I. makes it easy to combine, analyze and share third-party algorithm-driven services designed to bring together and make sense of relevant information that can be used to enable healthy and active lives.Learn More
Validation mechanism for sensors and algorithms
Samsung has established the Digital Health Innovation Lab with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to validate new Digital Health sensor technologies and algorithms. Partnering with world-class research institutions, such as UCSF, leaders in consumer electronics, medical science and entrepreneurs can validate new technologies, ensure user confidence and bring products to market faster.