Innovation Partner


KPMG LLP is a leader in convergence, helping organizations across the healthcare and life science ecosystem work together in new ways to transform and innovate the business of healthcare. KPMG’s Healthcare and Life Sciences practice, with more than 2,800 partners and professionals supported by a global network in 155 countries, offers a market-leading portfolio of tools and services focused on helping our clients comply with regulatory change; improve outcomes through data analytics; adapt to the consumerism of healthcare; transition to value-based outcomes; and optimize investments in clinical technologies to guide them on the path to convergence.

Verizon Communications

Verizon Communications operates America’s most awarded wireless network and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. With brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and HuffPost, the company’s media group helps consumers stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. Verizon’s corporate responsibility prioritizes the environmental, social and governance issues most relevant to its business and impact to society.

Platinum Partner

Akkad Holdings

Akkad Holdings is the family office of Stephen Shaya, M.D.  He trained as a family practice physician and has been the Executive Servant Leader at J & B Medical, his family’s company, since helping to develop their new lines of business which runs the gamut from medical distribution to specialty distribution to being one of the largest third party billers of consumable products in the United States.   Akkad Holdings invests in healthcare platforms which can leverage J & B’s global distribution channels.  Most recently, Akkad Holdings is providing the catalytic capital to a new initiative advancing global health innovations in collaboration with the Cura Foundation and the Vatican. The mantra of all of the activities of this active family office is the following:  “People. Purpose. Pay It Forward.” At every turn, he has tried to demonstrate his grandmother’s favorite phrase which was from Mother Teresa.  “Not all of us can do great things.  But we can do small things with great love.”

The Chopra Foundation

The Chopra Foundation’s Mission is to participate with individuals and organizations in creating a critical mass for a peaceful, just, sustainable, and healthy world through scientifically and experientially exploring non-dual consciousness as the ground of existence and applying this understanding in the enhancement of health, business, leadership and conflict resolution.

The Chopra Foundation is dedicated to improving health and well being, cultivating spiritual knowledge, expanding consciousness, and promoting world peace to all members of the human family.

Founding Partners


At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit.

More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care.

Our Christian mission, shared vision, common values and focus on whole-person health is our commitment to making communities healthier with a unified system: 46 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout nine states.

Amicus Therapeutics

Amicus Therapeutics is a global, patient-dedicated biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and delivering high-quality medicines for people living with rare metabolic diseases.


Citi Private Bank is one of the world’s leading global private banks, whose teamwork, commitment to service, and ability to see and seize opportunities for clients set it apart. The Private Bank and Citi as a whole are proud to join together with the Lake Nona Institute by sponsoring its Impact Forum promoting progress in the health care arena.

Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation

The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for the people of Central Florida has been demonstrated in its consistent support of the Lake Nona Impact Forum, including having enough confidence in the mission of the Impact Forum to become its first committed sponsor in 2012.


Fortune Media Corporation, also known as Fortune Media Group, is the multinational media company that publishes Fortune magazine,, and other business media (including the Global Forum, Most Powerful Women, and Brainstorm conferences) under the Fortune brand. The company is headquartered in New York City and is owned by Thai businessman Chatchaval Jiaravanon. The magazine Fortune was the 1930 creation of Henry Luce, co-founder of Time Incorporated, which at its peak was both the largest magazine publisher in the United States and the world. Fortune Media emerged in December 2018 after Meredith Corp.—which acquired Time Inc. in January 2018—sold Fortune to Jiaravanon for $150 million.

GuideWell Innovation

GuideWell Innovation™ creates real-world health solutions for commercialization by the GuideWell companies and its partners with the goal of rapidly accelerating health innovations that help people and communities achieve better health. GuideWell is the parent company of Florida’s largest health care payer and a group of forward-thinking companies.

HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare is driven by a single goal: the care and improvement of human life.

As one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare is comprised of locally managed facilities that includes 178 hospitals and 119 freestanding surgery centers located in 20 U.S. states and in the United Kingdom.

HCA Healthcare stands for the best practices of medicine, and uses its reach, scale and stability to transform healthcare and help communities thrive. Founded 50 years ago, HCA Healthcare has followed a vision of healthcare the way it should be: patient-centered, constantly evolving and constantly improving, practiced with integrity and compassion.

HCA Florida

HCA Florida Healthcare is a family of 49 hospital campuses and more than 350 sites of care, including physician practices and freestanding ERs offering the state’s leading network of personalized care. United as a statewide network in 2021, HCA Florida Healthcare includes 11,000 experienced doctors and 77,000 colleagues working together to deliver advanced, collaborative care to more than 6.4 million patients each year.  HCA Florida Healthcare is committed to improving more lives in more ways and giving back to the communities it serves. The network provided nearly $836.6 million in uncompensated care and invested significantly in innovative technologies and facilities across Florida, including the new $440 million state-of-the-art, multi-specialty HCA Florida University Hospital in Davie, Fla. A strong advocate for the next generation of healthcare professionals, HCA Florida Healthcare is also a major supporter of university-based healthcare programs, and residencies and fellowships throughout the Sunshine State.

Integrated Wellness Partners

Integrated Wellness Partners, a Signet Enterprises Company, offers comprehensive, turnkey development, finance, and health and wellness management solutions to health systems, municipalities, universities and academic medical centers across the country and around the globe. We have proven experience and the resources to help our client partners bring wellness to their communities. Our principals provide highly specialized knowledge and expertise in distinct disciplines including health and wellness operations, real estate development, financial solutions and technology.


We have a distinct vision of government. Where citizens connect with services more efficiently. Leading-edge technology and the human touch work hand in hand. And increased accuracy, accountability and productivity are part of every program. With the right partner, your vision for government can become a reality. You can streamline solutions. Simplify the citizen journey. And empower employees to put smiles on more faces. You can be a realist and an idealist. And influence outcomes in ways you may not have thought possible. Right now, we’re helping governments worldwide to remove obstacles and get new initiatives off the ground. Maximus – real-world solutions for forward-thinking leaders.


Microsoft empowers healthcare organizations of all sizes to reimagine the ways they bring together people, data, and processes to better enable personalized care, empower care teams, and improve operational outcomes.  We do this by focusing on trust, innovation, security and compliance, and globally scaled by the largest partner ecosystem.

Hughston Clinic

Hughston Clinic was founded by Dr. Jack C. Hughston (1917-2004) in 1949. Our physicians specialize in orthopaedic services to include practice areas in spine, hand, joint, sports medicine and trauma. Hughston Clinic operates a network of 25+ orthopaedic clinics in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. We are responsible to ensure that our patients receive only the highest level of quality treatment for musculoskeletal injury and disease. This responsibility includes the understanding of all aspects of human performance; the application of techniques and procedures learned through sports medicine, research, education and training focused on improving the quality of life for everyone. Keeping or restoring the human musculoskeletal system to its best possible condition is what Hughston Clinic is all about. The doctors who make up this unique practice have devoted their lives to the study of orthopaedics and the treatment of musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital conditions. In fact, few institutions anywhere in the world have assembled and sustained this level of talent in orthopaedic medicine. We are, and will continue to be, a nationally and internationally recognized center of excellence for research, education and training and quality treatment of musculoskeletal injury and disease.


View is a technology company creating smart and connected buildings to improve people’s health and wellness, while simultaneously reducing energy consumption. View is now installed in over 65 million sq. ft. of buildings, including Netflix, Facebook, HPE, Google, SFO, Boston and Charlotte airports, and several Kaiser Permanente medical offices. Independent research has demonstrated that employees working in offices with View see greater than 50% reductions in headaches, eyestrain and drowsiness, and measurably higher productivity. Natural light is also the #1 desired amenity by employees ( Every View installation includes a ‘smart building platform’ that consists of power, network and communication infrastructure. The recently released SmartProtect, is the first of several IoT applications on this platform designed to make building spaces healthier, smarter, and more productive. For more information, please visit:

Health & Safety Partner


eMed is the market leader in at-home test verification technology and services. eMed makes it easier than ever to access healthcare solutions online. Its Digital Point-of-Care platform embraces data-driven care and is revolutionizing the healthcare industry with the first-of-its-kind at-home rapid testing solution. It’s convenient, guided, and accurate.

Fitness-Performance Partner


Technogym is a world-leading brand in products and digital technologies for fitness, sport and health for wellness. Technogym offers a complete ecosystem of connected smart equipment, digital services, on-demand training experiences and apps that allow every single end-user to access a completely personalized training experience anytime and anywhere: at home, at the gym, on-the-go. Over 50 million people train with Technogym in 80,000 wellness centres and 500,000 private homes world-wide. Technogym has been Official Supplier to the last eight Olympic Games and it’s the brand of reference for sport champions and celebrities worldwide.

Medical City Partners

Nemours Children’s Health

Nemours Children’s Health is one of the nation’s largest multistate pediatric health systems, which includes two free-standing children’s hospitals and a network of nearly 75 primary and specialty care practices. Nemours seeks to transform the health of children by adopting a holistic health model that utilizes innovative, safe, and high quality care, while also caring for the health of the whole child beyond medicine. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, Nemours

The Nemours Foundation, established through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy, and prevention programs to the children, families and communities it serves. For more information, visit

University of Central Florida College of Medicine

Now in its seventh year, the new UCF College of Medicine is one of the first U.S. medical schools in decades to be built from the ground up. The college aspires to be the nation’s premier 21st century medical school. Its program epitomizes innovation, high-tech learning tools and a pioneering spirit to educate young doctors and scientists in a new and better way for the 21st century. Its clinical practice, UCF Health, cares for patients across the community and all physicians are faculty members at the medical school. As a founding member of Medical City, the UCF Health Sciences Campus at Lake Nona includes a 170,000-square-foot medical education facility and 198,000-square-foot Burnett Biomedical Sciences building, where faculty researchers are looking for cures to the diseases that plague humanity – cancer and cardiovascular, infectious and neurodegenerative diseases.

UF Health

UF Health represents the shared vision and commitment to patient care excellence of more than 22,000 employees of the University of Florida and the UF Health Shands health care system. With campuses in Gainesville, Jacksonville, and in Orlando at Lake Nona Medical City, UF Health includes six health colleges, nine research institutes and centers, two teaching hospitals, two specialty hospitals and a host of physician medical practices and outpatient services throughout north central and northeast Florida. The UF Health mission is to promote health through outstanding and high-quality patient care; innovative and rigorous education in the health professions and biomedical sciences; and high-impact research across the spectrum of basic, translational and clinical investigation.

Contributing Partners

Boxer Capital

Boxer Capital, LLC, is a private biotechnology investment fund based in San Diego, California that invents and invests in new therapeutics across multiple indications in order to create value through improved patient care and outcomes. Founded by the life sciences team at Tavistock Group in 2005, Boxer Capital invests in private and public companies representing the entire drug development lifecycle – from early-stage pre-clinical discovery assets to late-stage clinical and commercial stage companies.

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

Founded in 1978, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice is a private investment firm. Since inception, CD&R has managed the investment of $30 billion in 89 companies with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $140 billion. The Firm has offices in New York and London.

EXL Health

EXL Health combines deep domain expertise with analytic insights and technology-enabled services to help transform how care is delivered, managed, and paid.  Leveraging Human Ingenuity, EXL makes sense of data to help clients drive their business forward to improve outcomes, optimize revenue, and maximize profitability across the healthcare ecosystem.

With data on more than 260 million lives, we work with hundreds of organizations across the healthcare ecosystem.

We help payers improve member care quality and network performance, manage population risk, and optimize revenue while decreasing administrative waste and reducing health claim expenditures.

We help Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) manage member drug benefits and reduce drug spending while maintaining quality.

We help provider organizations proactively manage risk, improve outcomes, and optimize network performance.

We provide Life Sciences companies with enriched data, insights through advanced analytics and data visualization tools to get the right treatment to the right patient at the right time.


Labcorp is a leading global life sciences company that provides vital information to help doctors, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, researchers and patients make clear and confident decisions. Through our unparalleled diagnostics and drug development capabilities, we provide insights and accelerate innovations to improve health and improve lives. With more than 70,000 employees, we serve clients in more than 100 countries. Labcorp (NYSE: LH) reported revenue of $14 billion in FY2020. Learn more about Labcorp at, or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @Labcorp. 

Dr. Phillips Charities

With the motto of “Helping others help themselves,” Dr. Phillips Charities aligns itself with the Lake Nona Impact Forum through the development of new ideas and inventive solutions to community problems, most notably through the creation of jobs and opportunities.


Flexential solves IT infrastructure challenges for enterprises tasked with meeting the most stringent security, compliance and resiliency demands. We take a consultative approach that recognizes one size does not fit all and that requirements often change over time. Tailored solutions built on our highly connected national colocation platform, spanning 20 markets, and robust portfolio of cloud, connectivity, data protection, managed and professional services, flex over time to accommodate evolving hybrid IT requirements.

Garcia Stromberg

Perpetual exploration and research into creative, thoughtful, sustainable, and forward thinking design solutions that result in timeless architecture and inspirational spatial solutions for the built environment.  A collaborative effort between our internal staff of highly skilled experienced architects and interior designers, artists, musicians, and emerging young professionals entrenched in the latest technologies changing our industry.

The multiple studios within the firm, including GS4 and 2780, cross-pollinate several art forms including painting and music to assist in the evolution of the design process.  Each projects’ process is an experiential journey that begins with sketching, painting, music creation, and 3d modeling, each influencing the other.

In-house laser printers are utilized to study the overall massing of large scale projects early on, as well as the minute details that give its true identity.  Architecture as a machine for living, a spatial harmony of light, texture, sound, and color.

With over 30 years of experience within multiple sectors of the built environment, including resort/hospitality, dwellings, restaurant/office/retail, multi-family, etc.., GarciaStromberg is a leading design firm with the experience and in-depth knowledge of the teamwork necessary between all consultants, building entities, local municipalities/representatives and the client to exceed expectations and achieve the desired end result in the most economical and timely fashion.  Never losing sight of the goal…..creating architecture.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health brings together dedicated experts from many disciplines to educate new generations of global health leaders and produce powerful ideas that improve the lives and health of people everywhere. As a community of leading scientists, educators, and students, we work together to take innovative ideas from the laboratory to people’s lives—not only making scientific breakthroughs, but also working to change individual behaviors, public policies, and health care practices. Each year, more than 400 faculty members at Harvard Chan School teach 1,000-plus full-time students from around the world and train thousands more through online and executive education courses. Founded in 1913 as the Harvard-MIT School of Health Officers, the School is recognized as America’s oldest professional training program in public health.

Holland & Knight

With more than 1,300 lawyers in 28 offices around the globe and legal colleagues in over 40 countries around the world, Holland & Knight serves clients globally. Our clients recognize the ability of our firm to consistently provide excellent value in a variety of areas that range from commercial litigation, regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, real estate and government advocacy.

We offer industry coverage in Healthcare and Life Sciences, Real Estate and Hospitality, Government Entities, Financial Services, Energy and Natural Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, Technology and Telecommunications, Insurance, and Education. Holland & Knight’s industry and practice area teams are on the leading edge of developments with proactive, innovative strategies that help to create opportunities and transform your needs and goals into successes. Holland & Knight is able to provide comprehensive counsel connected to the latest industry trends and related business issues, making significant investments to stay abreast of the issues that are most important to our clients.

Siemens Healthineers

At Siemens Healthineers, our purpose is to enable healthcare providers to increase value by empowering them on their journey toward expanding precision medicine, transforming care delivery, and improving patient experience, all made possible by digitalizing healthcare.

An estimated 5 million patients globally benefit every day from our innovative technologies and services in the areas of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging, laboratory diagnostics, and molecular medicine, as well as digital health and enterprise services.

We are a leading medical technology company with over 120 years of experience and 18,000 patents globally. Through the dedication of more than 50,000 colleagues in 75 countries, we will continue to innovate and shape the future of healthcare.

Solid Biosciences

Solid Biosciences is a life science company focused solely on finding meaningful therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne). Founded by those touched by the disease, Solid is a center of excellence for Duchenne, bringing together experts in science, technology and care to bring forward meaningful therapies that have life-changing potential. For more information, please visit

Tabula Rasa Healthcare Inc.

Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC) is a leader in providing patient-specific, data-driven technology and solutions that enable healthcare organizations and individuals to optimize medication safety. MedWiseTM, TRHC’s proprietary technology, delivers simultaneous, multi-drug analyses that identify adverse drug events, the third leading cause of death in the U.S., and present actionable opportunities for risk mitigation to improve outcomes and efficacy for at-risk individuals and reduce associated medical costs. TRHC offers a centralized and localized pharmacist support model through its network of community pharmacies and clinical call centers. This model maximizes outreach, enabling pharmacists to meet individuals where they are and provide personalized care face-to-face and through voice, text, and email messages.

United States Tennis Association

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the recognized leader in promoting and developing the sport’s growth on every level in the United States, from local communities to the crown jewel of the professional game, the US Open. In 2017 the USTA opened the New Home for American Tennis, a state-of-the-art facility at Lake Nona. The 100-plus court tennis center houses the USTA’s Community Tennis and Player Development divisions and will be divided into dedicated areas that will focus on the complete tennis pathway – from recreational players, to collegians, to future professional players, and to professional tour level players.

Fountain Life

Fountain Life brings together the world’s most renowned medical and health experts to boost longevity and performance – putting the health back in healthcare. We do this by utilizing cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) to collect data and gain insights into the human body that have never been possible before. Our data-driven approach enables us to find illnesses including cancer, cardiac, metabolic, neurodegenerative disease early, before they can cause harm. As a result, our members operate at peak performance throughout their life; ultimately feeling as healthy and vibrant at 100 as they were at 60. Learn about our innovative healthcare company at

Limitless Minds

Limitless Minds is a mindset and wellness technology company, providing elite mindset tools that build sustained habits and behaviors to optimize team and individual performance.  We are leading a global mindset movement democratizing access to elite coaching that has historically been reserved for athletes.  Our goal is to help people – teams and individuals – perform better, longer.

Community Partners


Beep is a mobility services and technology innovator delivering the next generation of transportation utilizingdriverless, electric, multi-passenger vehicles. We specialize in planning, deploying and managing advanced autonomous shuttles in both public and private communities seeking to more safely connect people, places and services in first-mile, last-mile mobility networks within controlled speed areas.  Our mission is to enable mobility for all with the services we provide.  Beep also leverages the data and learnings from each live deployment to produce vehicle agnostic, edge solutions which are advancing the safety, access, artificial-intelligence and driverless operating capabilities of autonomous platforms thus advancing the use of these new, innovative, environmentally friendly transportation solutions.  For more information visit:

The Bosch Group

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services, having established a regional presence in 1906 in North America. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

DPR Construction

As a forward-thinking general contractor, DPR Construction focuses on the life sciences, healthcare, advanced technology, higher education and commercial markets. Partnering with some of the most innovative companies at the intersection of these markets fuels our passion to build leading-edge facilities that challenge the status quo, foster discovery, and change the world.

We believe in creating spaces that take care of both the environment and the occupant. Our offices function as “living laboratories” for wellness and sustainability where we test technologies and implement ideas in WELL Certified and Net-Zero Energy Certified spaces. What we learn in our living labs carries over into projects for our clients.

Ingenuity and innovation are the backbone of our ever-forward culture and as an employee-owned organization, who we build is just as important as what we build – one person, one innovation, one project at a time.

Located in Central Florida, Orange County is the region’s most populous county and includes the City of Orlando, as well as twelve other incorporated cities. World famous attractions, the nation’s second largest convention center and year-round sunshine help make Central Florida a top business and vacation destination.



Orlando has evolved from the hub of Florida’s citrus industry in the 19th century to a mecca for tourism in the 20th century. Orlando’s regional leaders have worked diligently in recent years to diversify Orlando’s economy to create a new breed of high-tech, high-wage careers for residents in cutting edge industries such as digital media and technology, life sciences and modeling, simulation and training. Today, Orlando is a global leader in the 21st century innovation economy.


GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on saving lives and improving health by pioneering new technologies for early cancer detection. Their first product, the Galleri® multi-cancer early detection test, complements guideline-recommended screenings, and can detect more than 50 types of cancer through a routine blood draw for adults with elevated risk, such as aged 50 or older. When cancer is detected, the Galleri test can predict the cancer signal origin with high accuracy. For more information visit:


HKS is a global firm of architects, designers, advisors and makers driven by curiosity and devoted to creating places that combine beauty with performance. Our 1,350 people in 23 locations are united by our shared culture and sense of purpose. We value honesty, diversity and inclusion and we celebrate creative thinking across our firm. In partnership with each other, our clients and our partners, we craft powerful ideas and solutions. Together we create places that stand apart.

PNC Real Estate

PNC Real Estate is a leading provider of banking, financing and servicing solutions for commercial real estate clients across the country. Our comprehensive array of capabilities includes acquisition, construction and permanent financing for public and private developers and investors; agency financing for multifamily and seniors housing properties; and debt and equity capital for the affordable housing industry. And, through Midland Loan Services, we provide third-party loan servicing, asset management and technology solutions.

Visit Orlando

Visit Orlando is the official tourism association for Orlando, the most visited destination in the United States. Visit Orlando’s primary focus is to ensure the health of our region’s tourism industry. Through marketing and advertising efforts, Visit Orlando engages with consumers to choose Orlando for their next vacation or meeting. Visit Orlando is a not-for-profit trade association that represents 1,200 member companies making up Central Florida’s tourism community. In addition to serving their members, they are also contracted by Orange County to brand, market and sell the Orlando destination globally.