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.

Founding Partners

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.

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.


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.


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.

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 North Florida

In communities across North Florida, your neighbors, friends and colleagues are committed to building a Healthy Community – a community with dedicated neighborhood groups, active little leagues, charities helping those in need, first class institutions that contribute to the overall well-being of the community, and businesses committed to making the communities they serve a better place. We are the 14 hospitals in North Florida and Central Florida affiliated with HCA Healthcare and their more than 14,000 employees, committed to a Healthy Community.

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.


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.

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.

Fitness-Performance Partner


Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world leading international supplier of technology and design driven products and services in the Wellness and Fitness industry. Technogym provides a complete range of cardio, strength and functional equipment alongside a digital cloud based platform allowing consumers to connect with their personal wellness experience anywhere, both on the equipment and via mobile when outdoors. With over 2,000 employees and 13 branches globally, Technogym is present in over 100 countries. More than 65,000 Wellness centers and 200,000 private homes in the world are equipped with Technogym. Technogym was the official supplier for the last seven editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Music, Arts + Healing Partner

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.

Medical City Partners

Nemours Children’s Health System

Nemours Children’s Hospital in Lake Nona Medical City has welcomed an impressive list of world-class pediatric specialists committed to providing the highest level of clinical care, research and new treatments for childhood illnesses. Built by families, for families, the hospital is part of the Nemours Children’s Health System, one of the nation’s leading pediatric health organizations.

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

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.


Covance is the drug, medical device and diagnostics development business segment of LabCorp, a leading global life sciences company. Employing more than 25,000 people worldwide, we are the world’s most comprehensive provider of contract research services, dedicated to improving health and improving lives.

Covance is a global leader in nonclinical safety assessment, clinical trial testing and clinical trial management services, serving the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and medical device and diagnostics industries. Covance also offers contract research services to the crop protection and chemical industries.

Our unique perspectives are based on decades of scientific, medical, and regulatory expertise. We generate more safety and efficacy data to support drug approvals than any other company, supporting our clients’ complete lifecycle management.

Together with our clients, Covance transforms today’s healthcare challenges into tomorrow’s solutions.

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.


Developed by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold, Sharecare is a health and wellness engagement platform empowering people to know their health by creating a comprehensive health profile. Sharecare offers unique health assessments, personalized programs, decision-support tools, advice from experts and more, all in support of Lake Nona Institute’s mission to promote and live more active, inspired and longer lives.

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.

Terra Carta

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.


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:

Community Partners

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.

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.

Watercrest Senior Living Group

Watercrest Senior Living Group was founded by Marc Vorkapich, CEO, and Joan Williams, CFO, to honor our mothers and fathers, aspiring to become a beacon for quality in senior living by surpassing standards of care, service and associate training. Watercrest communities are recognized for their luxury aesthetic, exceptional amenities, world-class care, and innovative memory care programming offering unparalleled service to seniors living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.  This approach provides new motivation to create a better future for senior living and a roadmap to identify the highest quality services for seniors and their families.  A certified Great Place to Work, Watercrest Senior Living Group specializes in the development and operations of independent living, assisted living and memory care communities and the growth of servant leaders.

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.




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.