May 14, 2018

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HIT Center to host innovation forum tomorrow

Published on Monday, May 14, 2018

The Health Innovation and Transformation Center will host the inaugural HIT Forum from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in the Norman C. Nelson Student Union.

The HIT Forum is an interactive event where health innovators from UMMC and across the state will share their ideas for improving the health of Mississippians. The forum will feature a start-up pitch competition for innovative health care solutions from anywhere in the world. The winner will receive a $25,000 investment from Plug and Play Tech Ventures, an opportunity to pilot the solution at UMMC, start-up coaching from the HIT Center, intellectual property review from the UMMC Innovation, Development and Licensing (formerly Technology Transfer) Office, and a suite in the business incubator in the Translational Research Center.
The HIT Forum’s business plan competition is open to students and faculty from any Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning member. The winner of the business plan competition will receive $5,000, start-up coaching from the HIT Center and intellectual property review from the IDL office.

Event planners encourage anyone interested in being involved in the Medical Center's effort to advance home-grown innovation and partnerships with leading innovators from around the globe should attend. The day's agenda will follow this schedule:

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Introduction and keynote speaker
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Pitch competition
11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Presentation: Mississippi State VR Lab
12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Lunch and mini-booths
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Fireside chat - Panel
1:45p.m. - 2 p.m.  - Announcement of and presentation by winner of the business plan competition
2 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. -  closing remarks
2:15 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Networking reception
2:35 p.m. - Quick Talk - Kevin Cook
2:50 p.m. - Announcement of Pitch Competition Winner