Dear Healthcare Innovators,
We write to invite you to join us for a unique 2-day leadership opportunity. Thanks to the generous support of the Convenient Care Association as they celebrate their 10th Year Anniversary and a partnership with athenahealth, we are able to offer this:
2-day social innovation leadership training, January 12th from 9:00 – 2:00 & January 13th from 9:00 – 2:00 at athenahealth.
This special Social Innovation Institute & Lab will improve upon your social innovation and enterprise competencies and potentially incubate or accelerate a health innovation.
Piloted and tested at the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government, the Social Innovations Institute & Lab ™ model is built on the premise that innovation is a process, not just an end result. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Knight Foundation and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Social Innovations Institute & Lab ™ has achieved tremendous results, based upon a study from 2012 - 2015. 500 ideas were sourced; 83 ideas were incubated; 51 Social Sector Businesses/Ideas (50% not for profit and 50% for profits) were launched (26) or launching (25) within Health (35%); Education (15%); Food (13%); Human Services (13%); Technology (9%) and Other Industries representing media, fair trade, veterans, and legal (15%). Social Innovations Institute & Lab ™ resulted in $38,575,500 leveraged and/or earned between 2013-2016 and an expected additional $56,152,500 expected from 2016-2019 AND The Social Innovations Institute & Lab resulted in the creation of 372 jobs.
The Social Innovations Institute & Lab ™ takes participants through a process of innovation that transforms both emerging and established leaders and their companies into sharper, smarter, better versions of themselves. The Social Innovations Institute & Lab ™ is an intensive sustainable innovation process that includes idea exploration, testing and plan execution to hone entrepreneurship and innovative thinking skills while developing, and eventually executing, new or improved business models. Through interactive workshops and curriculum modules, participants from a variety of disciplines will imagine, refine, and pursue their own enterprises and innovations to solve social problems. They will learn from experts with real-life experience and research knowledge how to create social sector market opportunities, design new business models, and attract both seed money and sustainable funding from philanthropic and government sources.