Innovation

Designing and building the future of home- and community-based care

CICOA is bringing innovative solutions to market that improve quality of life for older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers and that build capacity and efficiency for the organizations that serve them.

Our Innovation Studio, a model for intrapreneurship and corporate innovation, walks alongside staff and collaborative partners to ideate, prototype and launch new solutions to better meet the needs of the vulnerable populations we serve.

We leverage almost 50 years’ experience in the elderly and disability service industry with today’s vision to design and build the future of home and community-based care.

CICOA is committed to creating a more just and inclusive world by designing products and services by and for those not typically represented by venture capital initiatives.

Portfolio

View our work. Watch this space for more ideas coming to life soon!

Duett

Duett is a for-profit tech start-up designed to match people who need in-home care with providers who offer the services.

How We Got Here

Duett
CICOA announces launch of its first for-profit company, Duett
Tech company plays matchmaker for clients and home-care providers Central Indiana nonprofit CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions today announced the...
Jonathan Haag and Chad Bales CICOA employees
Two Colleagues Find Tech Solution to Connect Clients to Home Healthcare Faster
When Chad Bales walked into Jonathan Haag’s office more than two years ago, the two planned to brainstorm how to...
Think like there is no box
Forget the Box!
It’s how CICOA launched a for-profit business, Duett, and created an innovation studio How many times have you been told...

How You Can Partner With Us

Invest for Impact

Capital investment in CICOA’s Innovation Studio companies and external entrepreneurs helps deliver home- and community-based care solutions to older adults, those of any age with a disability, caregivers and the organizations that serve them.

If you are looking to invest in good people with good ideas in a high-growth industry for sustainable social impact,
contact CICOA today.

Build a Venture Studio

Want to build a culture of innovation across your organization? We provide consulting services to support the innovation efforts of community partners within our own industry.

CICOA’s Venture Studio model is the best solution for overcoming indecision and charting a path forward. Deploying CICOA’s Strategy and Innovation Playbook, we will help you create a permanent, productive innovation function.

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“Most importantly, it’s helping patients and patients’ families get services. I could talk for hours about how great this is.”

Tim Paul, president of Indianapolis-based Comfort Keepers, participated in the initial testing of Duett with CICOA.

Get Started with the Innovation Studio

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