DRIVE (SPARK Funding Grant)

HHS DRIVE is a platform designed for our people, to help our community of health-care providers, staff and patients. We are dedicated to accelerating the translation of innovative ideas into tangible solutions that improve patient outcomes and advance health care. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community of health innovators, recognizing that the best ideas come from a variety of perspectives and experiences.

Our DRIVE team is ready to answer any questions about the platform. Please reach out to Andrea Lee at

SPARK Funding Program

We are delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural HHS DRIVE $50,000 SPARK Funding Competition, whose ground-breaking ideas are poised to reshape the landscape of health care. Congratulations to Dr. Catherine Demers with Corlibra and Dr. Aleksa Cenic with Vivo Surgery! This funding will help each recipient advance the conceptualization, prototyping, development or commercialization of their innovative idea/solution.

Corlibra aims to empower individuals living with heart failure by revolutionizing in-home disease management. Their innovative, cost-effective solution provides a simplified approach tailored to the unique needs of older individuals. Corlibra’s dedication to enhancing heart failure self-management reflects the essence of our mission at HHS DRIVE, where innovation meets inclusivity in the world of health care.


VIVO Surgery has a visionary approach to transforming surgical education. Their cloud-based platform offers a live, high-definition, multi-view video display from an operating theatre to more than 30 remote locations. This innovative platform delivers a secure, zero-latency livestream, enabling surgeons to learn new procedures interactively. Surgeons can ask questions and receive responses in real-time, fostering a dynamic learning experience.

These winners represent the pinnacle of health-care innovation. Their unwavering commitment to improving patient outcomes and advancing health care is an inspiration to us all. They embody our belief that the most transformative solutions are born from diverse perspectives and experiences.

We would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all applicants who submitted their innovative ideas. We were deeply impressed by the creativity, dedication, and passion demonstrated in each application. Your commitment to advancing health care and improving patient outcomes is commendable, and it reminds us that innovation is a collective journey.

While we can only select two grant recipients, our DRIVE team is committed to guiding, supporting and mentoring many of our innovators. Your contributions are invaluable to our community of health innovators. Each idea, each proposal, is a step towards a healthier future for us all.