We celebrate and promote innovation and emerging health technology at various events. Not only do we sponsor exciting health innovation offerings, we also keep a pulse on the Austin health innovation scene and try to attend as many of these events as possible.

Innovation Challenge at Dell Children’s


The Innovation Challenge at Dell Children’s is a competition and workshop series for associates at Dell Children’s Medical Center. It is organized by the Innovation & Technology team with expert corporate innovation challenge producers at Verb. The Verb team produces employee innovation competitions worldwide. This is the first competition of its kind in Austin! The precedent-setting competition is intended to catalyze innovation at Seton by engaging associates to identify promising innovative ideas that solve some of the hospital’s most pressing problems.

Using a custom Innovation Challenge at Dell Children’s online platform, associates submitted ideas and accessed intrapreneurship learning materials to supplement in-person workshops. Senior leaders at Seton and from around the community were selected to mentor finalists who will pitch their innovations for final judging this summer. The winning team will be awarded cash prizes up to $5,000 and best of all, Dell Children’s leaders will implement the chosen solution.

For questions about this event, email Kristin Chandler.

Seton Fund Future of Care Innovation Awards Luncheon

Join over 500 of Austin’s civic, medical and academic leaders at The Future of Care: Innovation Luncheon on April 27, 2016 at The Four Seasons, Austin. This year, we will recognize the visionary trailblazers in our community working to transform care with The Future of Care: Healthcare Innovation Awards. The Seton Healthcare Family will shine a light on the best and brightest inventions, discoveries, and solutions that elevate healthcare, while raising money for construction and equipment of Seton’s new teaching hospital. A portion of the proceeds will also benefit the Seton Innovation and Technology Fund.

Over 80 companies applied for the Healthcare Innovation Awards. Finalists have been selected and the winner’s showcase will take place at the April 27th luncheon. Tickets are available for purchase on the Healthcare Innovation Luncheon Website.

More about the awards: Healthcare Innovation Awards Website


The 2nd annual Spark! event in February 2016 brought together Seton and Ascension’s senior leaders, physicians and caregivers to learn about the future of health technology and how it can spark inspiration in their work. Outstanding innovators and technology companies showcased their companies and demonstrated how technology can directly improve patient outcomes and increase productivity. For questions about this event or future Spark! events, please email Whitney Power.

Pictures from Spark! 2016
Pictures from Spark! 2015

#Seton TEDMEDLive


TEDMEDLive is a two and a half day annual event where cutting-edge biomedical thinking is shared across disciplines and made accessible to the public. This year, the entire program will be available through an online broadcast directly from the TEDMED stage in Palm Springs. Seton associates are invited to stream TEDMED talks live or view on-demand using the Seton access information. Associates who tune in and post photos or comments to social media using #SetonTEDMEDLive will be entered into a raffle for a ticket to SXSW Interactive 2016! For questions about this event, email Claudia Perez.

Innovation, Health Technology, Entrepreneurship Meetups & Conferences

We are on health innovation and technology scene to find latest and greatest developments and trends in health innovation. We proactively forge relationships with the evolving local health tech community in to identify potential partnership and collaboration opportunities for Seton at large. Through dedicated presence at local events, we aim to represent and reinforce Seton’s role and interest in the innovation and technology community and spur knowledge dissemination internally.