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 Colleaga Virtual Care Design Challenge is a free opportunity to work alongside entrepreneurs, academics, and public and private sector stakeholders to co-design projects with a focus on planning, delivering, and managing virtual care.
Introductory Webinar: Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
Initial Submission Deadline: Submissions of Challenge Briefs for this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM EST on December 15th, 2020. Late submissions will not be considered.
Virtual Care Areas of Interest
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:
1) Virtual Mental Health
2) Chronic Disease Management with Virtual Care
3) Remote Patient Engagement
4) Virtual Care Scheduling and Management Solutions
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.
Project Funding and Partnerships
Develop relationships with Colleaga's partner organizations, create unique contract opportunities, and earn funding through Colleaga Capital.
A library of courses to help you gain a deeper understanding of social innovation problem spaces, master the procurement process, and become better innovators.
Fellowship in Colleaga Innovation Deal Accelerator
Even if your project isn't right for this challenge, you may still be a good fit for Colleaga. We'll work together to grow your solution in our Innovation Deal Accelerator.
Why This Challenge Matters
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.
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.