Henry Ford Innovations is changing the way hospitals leverage their resources to create new healthcare technologies and solutions. Our goal is to attract and develop solutions that address the world’s most pressing healthcare problems. We recognize that great ideas can come from anywhere; it is our job to engineer the collisions of talent and resources that bring those ideas to reality. To do this, Henry Ford Innovations introduced the Innovation Challenge platform to harness cutting edge ideas from both our employee population and the global community as a whole, to generate solutions from those working closest to the problems, and to attract innovations from the world’s leading innovators.

HFII Internal Challenge

The Henry Ford Innovation Institute internal Challenge draws on the entire Henry Ford Health System and Health Alliance Plan communities, from nurses and doctors to engineers and administrators, to submit product and technology concepts that dramatically improve the quality of healthcare and lower costs for patients, providers, and payers alike. Competition finalists have the opportunity to compete for cash prizes as well as commercialization expertise from practitioners.

Global Health Tech Challenge

The Henry Ford Innovation Institute’s Global HealthTech Challenge is a unique means for commercializing early-stage technologies that address the root causes of the world’s most pressing healthcare problems. The HealthTech Challenge attracts entrepreneurs, clinicians, engineers, designers and other innovators from around the world to address targeted issues identified for the competition.

The direct goal of the Challenge is to leverage the clinical, development, and capital resources of Henry Ford Health System to accelerate the growth of cutting edge technologies. This powerful package of development resources is truly unique in the world of healthcare, and intended to establish Henry Ford Health System as a global leader in accelerating the development of healthcare solutions.

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