Fraser Health is helping care providers, patients and partners imagine and enact the future of health care.
Our innovation programs make it easier for our staff to innovate and easier for external organizations to partner with us in innovation.
For external organizations we are introducing a program called the Fraser Health Innovation Academy (iCademy). This program is a seven-month process that provides a clear and collaborative pathway for external organizations to advance an innovation solution with us. The expectation is that the solutions can significantly improve our services, while also ensuring they meet our standards and requirements. The process includes:
- Application submission
- Short list of prospective candidates announced
- Pitch to Health Authority leadership
- Fraser Health iCademy cohort selected
- Fraser Health iCademy workshops and design sessions
- Final pitch to Health Authority leadership
- Organization selected to trial their innovation with Fraser Health
Who can apply?
Any Canadian incorporated company or organization registered under the Societies Act. Any company with any connection to a Fraser Health employee, volunteer, consultant or board member will have to declare any and all relationships.
Why should I apply?
If you have an innovative product or service that could change the landscape of health care, we want to hear from you. If admitted to the Fraser Health iCademy, you will get the opportunity to improve your innovation based on what you learn about Fraser Health’s standards and requirements—which are some of the most rigorous in the country.
When will applications be accepted?
The application window for the 2020 Innovation Academy is now closed.
What types of Innovation are you looking for?
Any significant and unique innovation in the health care space (ex. biomedical, technological, clinical, public and population health etc.).
What will I learn if my team's solution is accepted into the Fraser Health iCademy?
Subjects the cohort will receive include learning about Fraser Health’s system and innovation priorities as well as legal, privacy, research, ethics, IM/IT, security and procurement functions, requirements and standards. Two design sessions will provide access to appropriate clinicians and patients to engage in discussions.
Where will the Fraser Health iCademy be?
The Fraser Health iCademy pitch events, workshops and design sessions will take place in the Lower Mainland of B.C. (primarily in the city of Surrey). Selected participants can must attend in person.
What will the 'winner' of the process get?
Minimum of a six month trial of their innovation along with an evaluation.
How much will this cost?
Fraser Health estimates the program to be a $10,000 value. This fee will be waived for the inaugural cohort.
Who can I contact with questions?
Email the Innovation team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note the following important information:
- Applying to the Fraser Health iCademy does not guarantee admission into the program.
- Applying to the Fraser Health iCademy is not part of any procurement process.
- All information contained within the application will be kept private.
- Applicants can withdraw their application at anytime by emailing email@example.com.