Florida Blue’s Healthy Start to Innovation
Florida Blue will serve as the anchor tenant for a new Lake Nona, Fla.-based healthcare innovation center slated to launch in 2015.
As Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla., continues to serve as a model medical city for smarter technologies, it will soon become the location for a new innovation center.
The Lake Nona Innovation Center, slated to launch in 2015, will house multiple tenants who will utilize the facility for innovative projects and research.
Insurance provider Florida Blue will serve as the center’s anchor tenant on the first floor of the multi-story building and refer to its space as the Collaborative Imagination Center. Within Florida Blue’s imagination center, entrepreneurs, and healthcare/ technology thought leaders will have the opportunity to utilize the space’s co-laboratory as a test bed for creating transformative healthcare solutions in addition to other innovative processes like design thinking, prototyping and collaboration.
Florida Blue’s partners will have access to the center’s space in addition to the company’s employees. Beyond the imagination center, the Lake Nona Institute (a Florida Blue partner) will lease space inside the building for its own innovation efforts.
But it’s no surprise that Florida Blue and the Lake Nona Institute will innovate under the same roof since Lake Nona has already pushed the envelope on smarter healthcare. In 2012, Lake Nona became Cisco’s first U.S. Iconic Smart + Connected Community complete with smarter community services and intelligent digital infrastructure. The overarching efforts around the smarter initiatives embrace the idea of the Internet of Everything.
Surely, the combination of the community’s smarter technologies and new innovation center will help Lake Nona continue to thrive.
Watch the Internet of Everything demonstration with Cisco CEO John Chambers and chief demonstration officer Jim Grubb during the Lake Nona Impact Summit in Oct 2012 here.