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The Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation is currently accepting applications for the next class of its Innovation Accelerator, a program designed to support thought leaders from across the Penn Medicine health system in their efforts to develop, test and implement new approaches to dramatically improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.
Individuals or teams who believe their ideas can make a meaningful impact in one or more of the areas listed below should apply.

  • Improving patient experience and health outcomes

  • Using connected health approaches to improve care

  • Reducing the cost of care while maintaining and improving patient outcomes 

Proposals must be submitted by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Winners receive:

  • Mentorship: Teams are matched with an Innovation Advisor and attend a series of workshops to learn high-impact methods for rapidly validating solutions

  • Funding: Teams have access to up to $10,000 to test and develop their concepts in phase one

  • Recognition: At the end of each cycle, teams present to health system leadership for the opportunity to receive additional investment to take their ideas to scale

In need of inspiration? Learn more about last year's winners and watch video from Pitch Day 2017. Questions? Review our FAQs, book an innovation office hours appointment or send an email to

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