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Do you have the next big idea? Join UMMC/UMB's Innovation Challenge, awarding ideas with up to $125K. We are looking for innovative solutions to problems at UMMC Downtown and Midtown Campuses. This year, six awards will be given, three for up to $125K and three for up to $25K.

Who is eligible?

The UMMC/UMB Innovation Challenge is open to all! The only requirement is that each proposal must include at least one team member who is employed by the UMMC Downtown or Midtown Campus. Employee IDs will be required to confirm employment. 


Innovation at UMMC includes new or improved technologies, practices, models, or advancements that sustainably improve health outcomes, quality, safety, and experiences for patients, teams, families and communities on the UMMC Downtown and Midtown campuses.

We will be accepting applications for the following awards:

  • 3 Awards of up to $25,000
  • 2 Awards of up to $125,000
  • 1 Award of up to $125,00 that answers to the following Request for Proposal (RFP).

Application Instructions

Please visit the Application Instructions page for full details.   

Contact Information

Questions? Please email