HIT Forum


The Health Innovation and Transformation Forum

May 15, 2018


The HIT Forum will feature a startup pitch competition for innovative health care solutions from anywhere in the world. The winner will receive the following prizes:

– $25,000 investment from Plug and Play Tech Ventures – An opportunity to pilot the solution at UMMC – Startup coaching from UMMC’s Health Innovation and Transformation (HIT) Center – Intellectual Property review from UMMC’s Innovation, Development and Licensing (IDL) office. – A suite in the Business Incubator at UMMC’s Translational Research Center

The HIT Forum will also feature poster presentations and a business plan competition open to students and faculty of any Mississippi Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) Institution. The winner of the business plan competition will receive the following prizes:

– $5,000 prize from UMMC’s HIT Center – Startup coaching from UMMC’s HIT Center – Intellectual Property review from UMMC’s IDL office.

Finally, the forum will feature a fireside chat with Clinicians and Researchers who will discuss their innovation journeys.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is looking towards home grown innovation and partnerships with leading innovators from around the globe to reach that goal. Please enter and/or attend if you are interested in learning how Mississippi is innovating in health care or if you are interested in working with us to move the needle towards a healthier Mississippi.


2500 N. State Street Jackson, MS 39216

10-11 a.m.: Introduction and keynote speaker

11 a.m.-12 p.m.: Pitch competition

12 p.m.-1 p.m.: Lunch and poster presentations

1 p.m.-2 p.m.: Fireside chat

2 p.m.-3 p.m.: Announcement of winners, awards, and closing remarks

3 p.m.-4 p.m.: Networking reception

For press accreditation, please contact Karen Bascom at kbascom@umc.edu.