MD Business Innovation Challenge: Building Industry Collaboration

Emily Durfee, Healthworx Hub lead, joined corporate leaders from IBM and SC&H Group to talk about the mission and vision of the Maryland Business Innovation Challenge. The challenge works to create deliberate connections, bring forward business opportunities and raise the awareness of the breadth of innovation in the mid-Atlantic region.

Hear from Emily in this episode of the Monthly Blend Podcast about why innovation needs to be an open door and why it's important to learn and collaborate with other players in the ecosystem to further healthcare innovation.


The 2021 Healthworx challenge was focused on searching for creative and interdisciplinary solutions that work to improve health outcomes for a specific neighborhood or community, based on lived experience, healthcare expertise, technological-savvy and social sciences. Challenge submissions are now closed, but you can learn more about how to work with Healthworx by emailing