Greater Than Greater Philadelphia
The Health Care Innovation Collaborative

We are a catalyst for health care innovations. Industry leaders working together to power exponential transformations in health care. All this so people around the world can live healthier lives sooner and longer.

WE BELIEVE fast-paced changes in the health care industry are pushing the sector’s ability to quickly identify, assess, and adopt solutions that have the potential to make real differences. It’s time to think and do differently.

WE BELIEVE our region offers an ideal testing ground for health care innovations. Greater Philadelphia’s knowledge-based economy—supported by a vibrant ecosystem of research, development, entrepreneurship and care delivery—is positioned like no other to accelerate market breakthroughs in health care. All that’s required are your innovations.

WE BELIEVE that global solutions in health care can come from anywhere. At a time when new ideas are needed most, existing communication channels between innovators and those who can offer game-changing intervention have not been up to the task. Until now.


Working together, the Collaborative is ready to leverage combined billions in financial and human resources to propel promising concepts in health care innovation to market. In doing so, we are bringing to bear arguably the most robust health care infrastructure in the world.

When is the last time you got this kind of business development support?



In addition to the very real possibility of a Collaborative member making a direct commitment, there’s also an aggregate and growing investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA and Rittenhouse Ventures—in follow-on funding for companies successfully completing a project with the Collaborative.

Market Acceleration

Market Acceleration

By matching innovators with Collaborative industry leaders and partners, we can expedite your market breakthroughs. Whether it’s testing a novel technology, gaining access to specific data or populations or tackling another market barrier, we can help emerging companies build lasting businesses, and help established ones become even bigger.

The Right Talent

The Right Talent

We know how important it is to connect the best ideas with the best expertise. From rising stars to seasoned industry vets, the Collaborative’s rolodex is unparalleled. We can help you form the smart team and strategic partnerships you need while putting you at the center of a vibrant network—all to support your market entry and expansion.

Brand Building

Brand Building

A lot goes into creating consumer trust in a new product or service. Sometimes it helps to leverage the brand awareness of well-established and respected companies, like those of the Collaborative. Let’s talk about how we can partner to help create an effective brand and marketing infrastructure for your innovation’s introduction to and growth in the marketplace.

Greater Than Greater Philadelphia: The Power of Nine

Nine regional leaders representing organizations across every facet of the health care continuum are now leveraging their assets, resources and willpower all to create opportunities for innovators to expedite market breakthroughs. When we succeed together, the impact is certain and exponential.

Madeline Bell

President and CEO, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

David L. Cohen

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation

John A. Fry

President, Drexel University

Daniel J. Hilferty

President and CEO, Independence Blue Cross

Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., M.B.A.

President & CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

Ralph W. Muller

Chief Executive Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Janice E. Nevin, M.D., M.P.H.

President and CEO, Christiana Care Health System

RoseAnn B. Rosenthal

President & CEO, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA

Stephen T. Zarrilli

President and Chief Executive Officer, Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.