& Celebrating the Innovation Powering a Healthier World


Progress towards a healthier world begins with individuals who are willing to break the limits of convention, and to challenge the status quo. These innovators embrace imagination and aren't afraid to explore both chaos, clarity, and the space between in order to discover new paths to a healthier world.

This mindset is catalyzing exciting innovations across health and medicine in areas like life science and therapeutics, medical tech and devices, digital and mobile health, healthcare systems, care delivery, reimbursement models and IT, public health, advancing science, and more.

Each year, TEDMED celebrates the ideas behind progress in health and medicine through a program called The Hive, which is dedicated to celebrating the power of imagination and human potential. 

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The Hive Nomination
& Selection Process

A Hive organization may be nominated by one of its members, by a colleague, by any member of the TEDMED community, by TEDMED’s Editorial Advisory Board and/or by members of the TEDMED staff. If you would like to nominate an organization for the Hive, please use our online nomination form below. 

TEDMED also consults incubators, accelerators, academic institutions, innovation centers and venture capitalists for nominations that should be considered for the Hive. If you are from, or know of, an accelerator, incubator or innovation center that should be included in our nomination process, you can contact us here.

All Hive nominees are referred to TEDMED and its Editorial Advisory Board. TEDMED also relies on outside feedback from our Research Scholars, a diverse group of carefully selected experts who have professional training, objective knowledge, and institutional credibility. 

These groups work collaboratively to evaluate each nominated Hive organization and its leadership in order to ensure scientific rigor and credibility, topical relevance, and cutting-edge innovations that reflect the power of human potential and challenge the status quo across health and medicine.


Submit a Nomination

Please fill out as much information as you're able to, in the form below. The more information you provide, the better our team will be able to evaluate and consider your nomination. 

We consider ALL nominations that come through, but because of submission volume, we are unable to respond to each. Rest assured, your nomination will be fairly evaluated.

Tell us about who you're nominating:

Helpful links and talks:

Please list links to helpful videos, talks, interviews, reviews, articles, etc. that will help us in our review. Links to talks or interviews by the organization's leadership are especially helpful.

Who's making the nomination?