VHA Innovation Experience

The 2021 Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Innovation Experience (iEX) Virtual Series provides Veterans and the public a unique opportunity to experience and celebrate how VHA innovation, collaboration, and technology are breaking boundaries, forging the future of Veteran health care, and most importantly, changing and saving Veteran lives.

This year’s event promises to be even more exciting and engaging in the sharing of best practices, networking, and discovering new ideas that are making a real difference in Veteran lives. Through expert panels, a new pitch competition, and hallmark conference sessions, the virtual series will allow participants to interact with some of the Nation’s premier innovators and thought leaders from government, industry, and academia who are transforming how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) thinks about, delivers, and connects innovation to solving Veterans toughest challenges.

Check Out This Year's iEX Marquee Event (Oct. 27-28)

The fourth annual VHA Innovation Experience brings back everything attendees have come to expect from one of the leading health care innovation events of the year, including the iEX Talks, iEX Demos, and a revamped VHA Shark Tank Competition that will deliver live results for boundary-breaking innovators from across the country.

Check Out This Year’s Virtual iEX Lead-In Events

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Breaking Boundaries Collaboration Challenge

August 26 – 27, 2021

Hosted by VHA IE and Founder Institute on August 26-27, 2021, this event will feature a pitch competition in which innovators will have a chance to collaborate with the VA to advance their solution to the next stage of development.

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Forging a Healthier Future: Post Pandemic Care

September 15, 2021

COVID-19 has provided the opportunity to re-imagine a post-pandemic world in which we are all healthier — as individuals and entire populations. On September 15, 2021, leaders within VA and industry have an in-depth conversation on what healthcare looks like in our new normal.

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Breaking Boundaries: Using Innovation to Advance Health Equity

October 13, 2021

Innovation can advance health equity and create the conditions in which everyone has an equal opportunity to live longer, healthier lives. On October 13, 2021, hear from innovators who champion health equity by addressing inequalities in their community and within VA.