Why Launch an Innovation Program?

Orlando Health Strategic Innovations will bring to life ideas, concepts and inventions from our team members and physicians. Orlando Health's future success depends on our ability to innovate both the way we provide healthcare and the tools we use to deliver that care. One of the best sources for ideas and inspiration is the collective experience of our team members and physicians. Your ideas and concepts will help create a better patient experience and enable Orlando Health to provide even better care with each new innovation.

Turning Your Idea into Reality

Orlando Health Strategic Innovations provides a structured framework that helps transform your ideas and concepts into commercial businesses or products. We use a collaborative process to assist innovators each step of the way as they determine the commercial viability of their concepts and prepare to launch them throughout Orlando Health and the broader healthcare industry. Orlando Health's commitment is to support the best ideas gathered from our team and help you transform them into successful products and potentially new companies.

How The Process Works

Through January 7, 2018, Orlando Health team members and physicians can submit their ideas and inventions through the form at the bottom of this page. Ideas will be assessed by Orlando Health leadership and a select group of Innovators will be invited to our Foundry program, which will begin in February 2018. The Foundry is a structured eight-week process for selected Orlando Health innovators to refine their concept, validate the market opportunity, identify product development or service needs, and develop a plan for growth, including go-to-market strategy and funding needs. Foundry participants also have the opportunity to seek investment following a rigorous planning process.


The Foundry Program is designed to support team members and physicians from across Orlando Health in their efforts to develop, test, and implement new processes that improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. The application process and Foundry program will repeat each year, welcoming a new cohort of innovators and their ideas each spring.



Download the Innovation Guidebook

This document also explains how Orlando Health is dedicated to supporting your innovative idea and helping advance the idea through the Foundry program. In the Innovation Guide you'll learn about the journey of a Foundry Applicant, how to create a strong Foundry application, how the Foundry applications are scored and what happens for innovators after they've completed the Foundry program and are on their way to launching their idea.



Foundry Recipients Receive

Mentorship & Guidance

Innovators / Teams are matched with an Innovation Advisor to learn about high impact methods for rapidly validating solutions.




At the end of each cycle, ideas are presented to the larger community to celebrate innovation.

Opportunity for Investment

Innovators/Teams have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to receive investment to test and develop their idea further. 

Do You Have a Great Idea?

Fill out a brief form to be considered for Orlando Health's Foundry program. After clicking the link you will be asked to create an account on our Foundry portal. After creating your account you can complete your application to the Foundry.

Submit Your Idea