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VA Center for Innovation

The VA Center for Innovation identifies, tests, and evaluates new approaches to efficiently and effectively meet the current and future needs of Veterans through innovations rooted in data, design-thinking, and agile development.

We believe:

• Data should drive decisions

• User needs should drive development of products, services, programs... everything

• We must test small, fail small, and scale big

• There is enormous value and insight beyond the walls of the VA Central Office. If we truly want to build a Veteran-centered VA, we must get out of the building and get to know our Veterans and VA employees

Featured Work

Innovator's Network

Businesses large and small, start-ups, non-profits, and academic institutions: submit your idea to improve mental health care for Veterans! We are evaluating submissions on a rolling basis. Learn more ›

Innovation Creation Series

VACI is sponsoring a project in partnership with the University of Iowa to design and test a comprehensive suite of on-campus services for Veterans attending colleges and universities. The model program is intended to ease the transition from military service to academia and employment. Learn more ›