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The Health Innovation Project (HIP) is a cutting-edge learning approach offered by the International Centre for Health Innovation. It provides valuable, first-hand experience to Ivey students who are passionate about contributing to the success of businesses at the forefront of innovation in the health sector. In doing so, HIPs prepare young leaders to facilitate the adoption of innovative technologies, process and management systems.
As part of Ivey’s core requirements, over the course of six months each year, teams of five to six students from the HBA and MBA stream develop a business plan for an innovative idea, study an existing strategic issue with an organization or implement a new theoretical concept. With access to the support and supervision of top industry experts, including Ivey faculty and executive subject matter experts (Health Innovators-in-Residence), HIPs allow students to apply the business thinking learned in the classroom to the creation of innovative and sustainable solutions at the forefront of the health sector.
There are five types of HIPs, they include: