Health Innovation
Applications are acceped
on a rolling basis

The best innovations start with the people closest to problems who can visualize opportunities. That’s why Health Innovator wants to empower healthcare professionals to leverage their practical experience and create great solutions that impact their environment.

Using the proven Stanford Biodesign circirlum, this virtual program takes the guesswork out of the first stages of innovation. You will be quickly validating needs, generating creative ideas, and choosing the best strategies that fit your solution. Whether you are starting with an idea or seeking guidance through the complexities of the medical innovation process, this program serves as a launchpad.

Create the next healthcare innovation
Why Health Innovator?
Straight to Your Goal
With specialized virtual curriculum, one on one support, and peer feedback, the program is designed to effectively guide you through the process of innovation.
Innovator Mindset
Test ideas, build a prototype, and start to develop a business strategy that considers the complexities of medical technology innovation.
Community Engagement
Be part of a community of like minded innovators, develop critical connections, build peer networks, and access necessary resources.
What You
Will Learn

How to generate great ideas, and how to validate them through your healthcare experience and focus on the user.

How to test your ideas and how to plan a roadmap to develop your first prototypes.

How to develop a business, understand your market and customer, protect your IP, and other business essentials.

How to work with product developers and understand concepts that will speed you to a prototype.

Arnold Chavira

Arnold Chavira is an RN working in Pediatric Intensive Care in El Paso, TX. He is developing a baby monitor device that detects seizures 30 minutes before they happen.

Arnold Chavira
Registered Nurse
Dr. Linda Garner

Dr. Linda Garner is a nursing professor at Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO. Working with her team, PINE, they are developing e-learning modules on public health for nursing students.

Dr. Linda Garner
Nursing Professor
Celina Padilla

Celina Padilla is an RN in Austin, TX, with 17 years of experience. She is developing an app that helps nurses keep track of their licensures and continuing education requirements.

Celina Padilla
Registered Nurse
Dr. Debra Eardley

Dr. Debra Eardley is an associate professor at the Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN. She worked with the PINE group in the development of e-learning modules on public health for nursing students.

Dr. Debra Eardley
Associate Professor
Luis Ochoa

Luis Ochoa is a Mechanical Engineer and Founder of GOAL Product Development, based in El Paso, TX. He is developing a hand drying and sanitizing station.

Luis Ochoa
CEO, Goal Product Development
Dr. Coni DeBliek

Dr. Connie DeBlieck is an associate professor at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM. She is working with the PINE group to develop e-learning modules on public health for nursing students.

Dr. Coni DeBliek
Nursing Associate Professor
Dr. Kelly Krumwiede

Dr. Kelly Krumwiede is an associate professor at Minnesota State University in Mankato, MN. Working with the PINE group, she is developing e-learning modules on public health for nursing students.

Dr. Kelly Krumwiede
Associate Professor
Adrian Ramos Holguin

Adrian Ramos is a RN and MD in Ciudad Juárez, México. He is developing an OBGYN surgical clamp with a longer lifespan.

Adrian Ramos Holguin
Licensed Nurse & Doctor of Medicine
Who should apply?

Professionals and students with products, ideas, or a drive to improve their environment and patient care are encouraged to apply.

What are the eligibility requirements?

Ideas and projects will be limited to medical technologies and/or digital health. Biotechnology or pharmaceutical innovations do not fit inside the scope of this program. Also, participants are required to comply with requests for information and data which are outlined in the program agreement provided upon applying.

How long is the program?

The main workload will be done at an accelerated pace throughout the fall, with a demo day in early 2023. After the end of the formal program, ongoing support will be available.

What is the deadline to apply?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Once the cohort is established and the program begins in mid-September, applications will be considered for the 2023 cohort.

How much does it cost?

All services are provided free of charge. However, limited spots are available.

Apply Today!

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, click the link below and we will get back to you on your idea.

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