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Health Innovation and Transformation Forum

May 15, 2018
Presented by Plug and Play and the University of Mississippi Medical Center

Join us for the University of Mississippi Medical Center's inaugural Health Innovation and Transformation (HIT) Forum, an interactive event where health innovators from UMMC and across the state will share their ideas for improving the health of Mississippians.

The HIT Forum will feature a start-up pitch competition for innovative health care solutions from anywhere in the world. The winner will receive the following prizes:

  • $25,000 investment from Plug and Play Tech Ventures
  • An opportunity to pilot the solution at UMMC
  • Start-up coaching from the UMMC HIT Center
  • Intellectual property review from the UMMC Innovation, Development and Licensing (IDL) office
  • A space in the business incubator at the UMMC Translational Research Center

The HIT Forum will also feature poster presentations and a business plan competition open to students and faculty of any Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning member. The winner of the business plan competition will receive the following prizes:

  • $5,000 prize from UMMC's HIT Center
  • Start-up coaching from the HIT Center
  • Intellectual property review from UMMC's IDL office.

Finally, the forum will feature a fireside chat with clinicians and researchers who will discuss their innovation journeys.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is looking towards home-grown innovation and partnerships with leading innovators from around the globe to reach that goal. Please enter and/or attend if you are interested in learning how Mississippi is innovating in health care or if you are interested in working with us to move the needle towards a healthier Mississippi.

Location

  • Norman C. Nelson Student Union
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    2500 N. State St.
    Jackson, MS 39216

Schedule

  • 10-11 a.m. - Introduction and keynote speaker
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m. - Pitch competition
  • 12-1 p.m. - Lunch and poster presentations
  • 1-2 p.m. - Fireside chat
  • 2-3 p.m. - Announcement of winners, awards, and closing remarks
  • 3-4 p.m. - Networking reception

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