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Even if you don't have an innovation you can contribute on a variety of levels, ranging from applauding, voting and commenting on ideas to contributing complex concepts.
The application only has a few questions and requires less than 1,200 words. It shouldn't take too long to complete.
Our application does not ask for detailed IP information, and there is no reason you have to disclose this to anyone on the platform if you are not comfortable doing so. Everything you include in your application is viewable by the public.
The Challenge aims to identify and promote innovations that have credible, demonstrated evidence to generate significant value for the U.S. health care delivery system. In particular, we are looking for proven ideas that, if more broadly disseminated, could move the needle on cost, quality or access.
The Forum on Health Care Innovation is a collaboration between Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Medical School (HMS). Its purpose is to unite leading executives, policymakers, and academics in a cross-disciplinary exploration of innovative actions to improve quality, reduce costs, and, ultimately, increase value in the health care industry.
We welcome applications from all types of people—individuals and teams, clinicians and administrators, technologists and scientists, and those inside or outside the health care industry—anyone with a proven health care innovation. All types of organizations are invited to apply as well—established or early stage, for profit or non-profit, from within the United States or outside.
We believe innovations need to spread faster. We are focused on speeding up the adoption of innovations that have already demonstrated value on a small scale and could benefit from wider dissemination through the powerful combination of the participants in the Forum on Health Care Innovation and the Harvard faculty and alumni network. This is not a business plan competition, nor an ideation contest.
Applications close on May 16, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET.
If you are a finalist, you will have a case study written about your submission. Finalists also will benefit from feedback from our community of health care leaders and entrepreneurs, announcements to HBS and HMS alumni, and will split the $150,000 Cox Prize