The VSP Global Innovation Center (GIC) is VSP Vision's lens into the future. Through emerging technologies, new business exploration, and strategic connections within the innovation ecosystem, the GIC is a hub for reimagining the way eye care and eyewear are delivered to the world. In addition, the GIC initiates scale within three strategic areas of focus:
Health Access Equity | Sustainability | Patient Experience
The GIC leads a variety of programs and projects designed to bring outside shifts into VSP Vision’s line of sight, combining external innovations with in-house industry expertise to explore and analyze new products, services, and experiences.
In this ongoing series, the GIC spotlights several shifts within major trends that are shaping the future of healthcare, vision care, eyewear, and more.
The GIC is actively seeking new startups and collaborators to connect on forward-looking innovations in health access equity, sustainability, and patient experience. Is this you?
We are excited for this new chapter of The VSP Global Innovation Center at The Cannery. Originally built in 1912, The Libby, McNeil, & Libby Cannery (The Cannery) is now known as a regional and national landmark, even being included in the National Register of Historic Places. The VSP Global Innovation Center plans to continue the rich legacy of this historic building set by the thousands of hard workers in The Cannery decades ago.
Bringing the Outside In
Conveniently located for partner and community engagement.
Responding to Shifts in the Market
Dedicated meeting spaces to communicate across the world.
Building a Network of Partnerships
Designated areas for pitch sessions and collaboration opportunities.
See what the GIC has been up to and browse some of our latest thought leadership, news, videos, and more.
The GIC Speaks at and Activates SXSW
The GIC hits SXSW, leading multiple panels and connecting with innovators on the floor at the industry-leading tech conference. Watch the recap video here.
Game On: Kings Guard Gaming Explores Vision Performance Training
The GIC teams up with Kings Guard, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, to pilot new technology solutions designed to help gamers play their best. Read more about the partnership here.
Vision Is a Driver of Health and Personal Performance
Vision Monday features the GIC’s Futurist Report on The Future of Personal Performance, spotlighting several key trends, takeaways, and data points. Read the article here.
VSP GIC featured at Health + Wealth Summit
See GIC Sr. Director Ruth Yomtoubian speak at Techonomy’s Health+Wealth Summit, commenting on how technology is being leveraged to personalize the patient experience. Watch the video here.
27 Corporate Innovation Labs in Healthcare
Tech market intelligence leader CB Insights features the GIC in a comprehensive list of healthcare-focused innovation labs. Browse through the full roundup here.
VSP Vision Intensifies Focus on Innovation with Futurist Report
Vision Monday covers the GIC’s Futurist Report on the Future of Experience in Health & Wellness, signaling out several key trends and highlights from the study. Read the full article here.