Nexus Innovation Challenge

Nexus Innovation Challenge

2021 Nexus Innovation Challenge

The Nexus Innovation Challenge is a longitudinal experience designed to support teams in learning and applying design thinking methodologies to solve challenges facing healthcare education and delivery, including broader opportunities for learning in patient care settings. The learning experiences extend across a nine-month period to support implementation and progress reporting.

By participating in the Nexus Innovation Challenge, your team will learn the fundamentals of design thinking and how to apply them to identify challenges and develop solutions that are:

  • Significant – the challenge deals with an important problem or challenge within a clinical learning environment. Teams will form a compelling description of the importance of the problem/opportunity in their home setting.

  • Actionable – the solution can be implemented in most settings within a six month timeframe; Teams will outline the steps required to put the solution into action in their home setting.

  • Easily implemented – the solution into action is manageable in most settings without a huge burden on the target group for implementation. The solution will anticipate the obstacles and provides solutions to the most significant ones.

  • Innovative – the solution is creative in its approach, including how to engage patients and families.

  • Team-based – offers new ways for all members of the team including patients and families to contribute value by incorporating new roles and diverse team members, and adjusting workflows to allow team members to be more effective, satisfied.

  • Outcomes-focused – consistent with the NCICLE identified values of the optimal clinical learning environment, solutions will identify the target stakeholder group and 1-2 key outcomes that each solution will improve.

  • Inspiring – the potential to surprise, delight the team and stakeholders.


This program is developed through a partnership: