April – June 2014
HHS Employees! Vote for your favorite innovation for Round 7 of HHS Innovates! Finalists for Round 7 can be found on the HHS Innovates page. Vote now!
Teams that submit the best proposals – as scored by our panels of Reviewers – into HHS Ignite are given a 20 minute window in which they discuss their idea with members of the HHS Innovation Council. This are done in-person (if you’re in the DC area) or via some sort of video teleconferencing (if you are not in the DC area).
Incubating New Ideas. HHS Ignite catalyzes early-stage project ideas that can be completed within very compressed time frames. Teams selected into HHS Ignite are guaranteed an appropriate amount of their time to complete the project. By exposing teams to a network of innovators and equipping them with the methodologies and tools used by successful startup companies, HHS Ignite provides a space in which small teams can try something new in a start-up environment.
By supporting the continual pursuit of the problem that should be addressed, Ignite projects are exploratory in nature. Selected teams are introduced to lean startup as a methodology for problem solving and project implementation. In the entrepreneurial spirit, Ignite projects are iterative, their impacts measurable, and their solutions scalable.
Health Datapalooza is a national conference focused on liberating health data, and bringing together the companies, startups, academics, government agencies, and individuals with the newest and most innovative and effective uses of health data to improve patient outcomes. More information can be found at HealthDatapalooza.org.
June 9th is the first day for HHS Ignite and HHS Ventures. Teams selected into these Pathways will kick-start their efforts through an immersive three-day “Accelerator Kick-off”. For selected teams not in the D.C. metro area, at least 2 individuals will be flown to D.C to participate.