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The Call for Ideas for the 2019 Aspen Ideas Incubator is Now Open!

For four years, the Aspen Global Innovators Group has hosted the Aspen Ideas Incubator immediately preceding the Aspen Ideas: Health festival to drive new ideas to action that address today’s most pressing health challenges.


This year, the Aspen Ideas Incubator team will select three innovative ideas that address one or more of the social determinants of health to be presented and workshopped at the 2019 Incubator event. The social determinants of health are the conditions that affect life expectancy outside the doctor’s office, including education, income inequality, food security, housing, the physical environment, gender, race, and other special populations.

The Aspen Institute invites you to submit your ideas to be incubated and to share the Call for Ideas with your networks. The Ideas Incubator is not designed to support individual organizations alone; it is intended to support innovative organizations as they cultivate big ideas and audacious new projects with the potential for a large impact at scale.

Entries will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Three innovators will be selected to present their projects at the Aspen Ideas Incubator June 18-20, 2019 in Aspen, Colo. and have their ideas workshopped by a carefully curated, high-caliber group of experts and practitioners.

Find more information about the Aspen Ideas Incubator and the Call for Ideas here.