Submit your solution for clinician well-being to the 2021 Health Tech Venture Challenge by JUN 4.

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MATTER Challenges are different. The MATTER team works with our partners to develop custom challenges that source relevant startups and drive the development of solutions that meaningfully improve healthcare. Our challenges range from small-scale, local solution sourcing to global calls to action.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Health Equity Innovation Challenge

“We were able to bring together…our commitment to the communities that we serve and our commitment to health equity with the health innovation ecosystem to create a financial incentive for folks to put together their best thoughts around how to address social determinants of health.”

—Dr. Derek Robinson, chief medical officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.


This challenge worked to close the gap for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) members who face social, cultural and/or economic barriers to healthcare.


In addition to cash prizes and a six-month membership at MATTER, the 1st and 2nd place winners are piloting their solutions with BCBSIL in 2019.

READ MORE: Watch the pitch day recap or See current challenges here.

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Observation Unit Challenge

Developing innovative workflow solutions for the hospital observation unit

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Health Tech Venture Challenge

Improving the primary care experience with a global call to action

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$1M IPF Challenge

Accelerating the development of novel solutions for a rare disease

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