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The Nexus Innovation Challenge is a catalyst for teams to learn and apply Design Thinking principles to solve challenges and design opportunities within their clinical and educational environments. Using mapping tools, prototyping and visualization models, this longitudinal program is designed for teams to grow practical skills and apply them to a specific initiative in their own contexts, focusing on the intersection of interprofessional education and collaborative care.  The Challenge is intended to support teams in designing real-life solutions to problems or responding to opportunities that teams have identified as important to advancing their work.

The Innovation Challenge is a 9-month, longitudinal program: a long-term investment in the work you and your team are already doing in your own context.

Join facilitators of the Nexus Innovation Challenge on October 5 from 2:30 - 3:30 Central Time to learn more about this opportunity, available to your teams in 2022.

Take a look at the videos below to learn about the initiatives and successes of four teams who participated in the 2021 Nexus Innovation Challenge:


West Virginia University:

St. Catherine University:

University of Minnesota:

The Wright Center for Community Health:





This program is developed through a partnership: