What is a Digital Health Innovation Sprint?

Conceptualizing, designing, and delivering innovative digital solutions to key problems in healthcare.

About Digital Health Innovation Sprints

The Digital Health Innovation Sprint is a novel experience-based series of energetic events designed to guide entrepreneurial teams quickly through the process of maturing an idea and creating a prototype. The Sprint leverages design thinking methodologies and provides structure and support for teams to generate, develop and refine digital solutions to a healthcare challenge over a three-month period. 

 DHIS 2017


Who participates in the Sprints

The Sprint brings together a diverse group of community stakeholders form a digital health ecosystem (inclusive of students, faculty, clinicians, administrators, businesses, technologists, investors, and entrepreneurs) to drive Open Innovation around high impact problems in healthcare.

Sprint participants


Why participate in the Sprints

The Digital Health Innovation Sprint represents a unique opportunity to connect with the region’s entrepreneurial community and help drive Digital Health innovation in the Triangle. As a participant in a Sprint, you will have the opportunity to receive:

  • Cash prizes for top pitches on Demo Day
  • Solution piloting facilitated by the Center for Innovation 
  • Solution and business plan acceleration 
  • Access to industry mentors and subject matter experts
  • Access to software APIs and hardware technologies
  • Design thinking workshops

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