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Why Participate in the Challenge ?
Project Sales and Funding Partnerships
Co-design unique collaborative sales proposals
Build out your investment ready pitches, data room and financing collateral
Obtain equity funding
Specialized Active Learning and Coaching
A library of courses to help you gain a deeper understanding of social innovation problem spaces, master procurement processes and become better innovators.
Mentorship and Colleaga Community
Get direct access to Colleaga's faculty of mentors, industry experts, and partners, along with the ability to co-design with our community of innovators, front-line solvers, and investors.
Fellowships in Colleaga Pandemic Recovery Innovation Accelerator
Win a Colleaga Fellowship and we'll work together to nurture your project in our Pandemic Recovery Innovation Accelerator.
Membership in the Colleaga Pandemic Recovery Innovation Community
Even if your project isn't right for this challenge, you may still be a good fit for Colleaga. We'll work together to nurture your project in our Pandemic Recovery Innovation Accelerator.
Areas of Interest
All types of innovative teams may apply – startups, corporations, informal collaborations, sole inventors, social impact ventures, and not-for-profit initiatives. We encourage applications from academic, public sector, and private sector stakeholders who want to participate in data driven, disruptive, innovative co-design projects that tackle front line challenges in the areas of:
Health System Supply and Demand Analytics
Analytics Enabled Chronic Disease Management
Health System Navigation, Scheduling and Management Solutions
Health System Marketplaces
Population Health Analytics
Submissions Open: Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
Submission Deadline: Submissions of Challenge Briefs for this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM EST on February 1st, 2021. Late submissions will not be considered.
Many of us have had personal and professional experience dealing with health and social systems challenges and we know firsthand the relentless pressure to improve performance with less resources. We all struggle to understand challenging ‘wicked’ social and health systems problems and their intricate networks of stakeholders with different values and priorities. We know that our traditional linear processes for problem solving are not keeping pace as wicked problems evolve.
Pandemic innovators face many barriers in adopting, commercializing, and scaling effective products.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has presented an innovation landscape that requires speed, knowledge, and collaboration. Consortiums of innovators are more important than ever. With our shared knowledge and combined effort we can make the most of a difficult situation and drive the innovation we need.
This challenge is a structured approach to facilitating the combined knowledge and effort we as innovators and experts want to share, while also growing your ventures. Our goal is to get the ventures that are driving innovation funded and making as much impact as possible.
We believe that good ideas can come from anywhere.
This 1-hour webinar was an interactive session for entrepreneurs, academics, and public & private sector stakeholders to connect into the Colleaga community and build partnerships while learning key information about the challenge.
Colleaga is an orchestrated network of collaborative mission-based innovation programs. Colleaga brings together public, academic and industrial social innovation to generate economic opportunities by collaboratively solving wicked social problems.
This initiative is co-hosted by the Colleaga Digital Health Go to Market Deal Accelerator, the Colleaga Veterans Mental Health Innovation Project Accelerator, and Colleaga Capital.