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Innovation Tournament at CHIBE Retreat

Source: LDI Health Economist, October 2013 At the annual two-day Penn-CMU Roybal Center for Behavioral Economics and Health retreat at Cape May’s Congress Hall, CHIBE conducted an experiment exploring how innovation tournament methodology might be applied to the scholarly research process. The theme was to identify ways to increase enrollment in behavioral economic studies. Two winning ideas each were awarded $10,000 in funding to further pursue their hypotheses. Kevin Volpp commented that the innvoation tournament¬†“worked out really well with a lot of energy and team building that generated many ideas that were quite good.”