Innovation Challenges

We love ideas. What's yours?

The world’s greatest innovations started as an idea for solving a problem. The HSC Next Innovation Challenges are a way for you to share your ideas with a team of experts that knows how to move them forward.

We’ll help you assess viability and commercial potential.

We might even fund your efforts to build a prototype, prove the concept, or launch a company.

Let us help you discover what’s Next.

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Innovation Challenge Process

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View opportunities in the Challenges tab. Tell us about YOUR idea by answering a few short questions.

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HSC Next will review submissions and provide feedback to every applicant.

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Select semi-finalists are coached to hone their ideas, identify a Best Next Step and prepare a pitch. 

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Innovators pitch their ideas to the HSC Next team and compete for prizes, guidance and funding to help them take the Best Next Step with their ideas.

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Awardees pursue the funded next step, under the oversight of an HSC Next mentor. 

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Awardees provide a report to HSC Next on the outcome of funded activity. 

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Check back often for the latest challenges!

HSC Next Innovation Challenges

Connect with Us!

Still have questions? Feel free to reach out to an HSC Next team member. We look forward to helping you.

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Jamie Barnhart

THE connector

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Bill Jordan, DO, FACOI

the mentor

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Robert McClain, PhD