“To create an organization that’s adaptable and innovative, people need the freedom to challenge precedent, to ‘waste’ time, to go outside of channels, to experiment, to take risks and to follow their passions.”
– Gary Hamel, author
At the HHS IDEA Lab we want to help remove barriers HHS employees face and promote better ways of working in government.We believe we can do this by supporting HHS employees who want to take their idea/problem statement and put it into action and help those employees who everyday are faced with some annoying cross-Departmental process. Dependent on your starting point, we want to help you formulate, test, measure and possibly scale your idea. See how we can help you below.
We support HHS employees that want to do things differently
The HHS Ignite Accelerator
An internal program providing selected teams methodological coaching and technical guidance within a startup framework for the testing of new products, services, and processes that could dramatically improve the way an Office or Agency carries out its mission.
The HHS Ventures Fund
Providing growth-stage funding and support to HHS employees with proven concepts for how to dramatically improve their Office, Agency, or the Department’s ability to carry out its mission.
The HHS Innovates Awards
Recognizing on an annual basis HHS employees who have taken innovative approaches to solving some of the biggest problems in government and in delivering health and human services.
We leverage outside talent and skill sets to solve big problems