What is the Foundry?

Part of Orlando Health Strategic Innovations and in partnership with Healthbox, the Orlando Health Foundry is a program that helps team members and physicians explore the commercial potential of their healthcare innovation ideas. By harnessing internal creativity, the Foundry strives to help team members and physicians advance ideas that demonstrate potential to meaningfully impact how healthcare is delivered across Orlando Health.

The Foundry is a structured eight-week process, taking place each spring, 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. The goal of the Orlando Health Foundry is to support innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs and their innovative ideas by providing a market- tested curriculum. This program helps assess the commercial viability of ideas and business concepts and allows the innovators to refine their approach. After this program, innovators will be given an opportunity to seek investment.

What Innovators are saying about the Foundry

Learn more at an Innovation Workshop

Join an Orlando Health Innovation workshop to learn more about the Foundry program and how your idea can become reality with the resources available. The 2018 Foundry Workshops will take place in August/September and dates will be available soon. Signup for email alerts when the dates become available. 

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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.