Lake Nona works with the following corporate partners in its effort to solidify a healthier, smarter, and more sustainable future.
Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions Inc.
Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions Inc. helps organizations renew the health, energy, and performance of their employees and members, and offers an integrated portfolio of solutions to cover the full spectrum of population health – from wellness and prevention, to behavioral health, and chronic disease support.
The Lake Nona Institute is working alongside Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions Inc. to conduct a multi-generational research project studying the health and wellness of the Lake Nona community over the course of multiple years. The Lake Nona Life Project is a unique opportunity for businesses, universities, the government and medicine to unite and study wellness on a larger scale, while caring for individuals and communities one person at a time. Data gathered through this valuable research will provide a rich foundation for additional studies and strategies that can have a positive impact on the health of future generations.
GuideWell is a not-for-profit mutual holding company that is the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care. GuideWell companies include: Florida Blue (Florida’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan), GuideWell Health (a health care delivery company), GuideWell Connect (a health care consumer marketing company), and Diversified Service Options (an administrative and claims processing company for state and federal health care programs).
As a founding partner of GuideWell, Florida Blue has dedicated its namesake to the GuideWell Innovation Center at Lake Nona, a 92,000-square-foot, three-story building encouraging synergies via a diverse mix of tenants from app and web developers to life science and health care companies. When complete, this space will offer workspaces modeled after best practices from around the world. The GuideWell Innovation Center will become a birthplace for pivotal ideas redefining the future by crossing the once segregated sectors of business, science, and technology in the digital age.
GE is a diversified, finance and media company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging and television programming, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs 300,000 people worldwide.
At Lake Nona, GE’s Healthymagination products play key roles in the community’s orientation for healthy living and sustainability, making a meaningful difference in the energy use and health outcomes within our community. Many of the homes in Lake Nona are created in conjunction with GE’s Homes Inspired by Ecomagination program, featuring some of the strongest sustainable designs in the country. Modern building science principles, low-emission materials and the latest energy-saving technologies, including GeoSpring™ hybrid water heaters and EV car charging Wattstations™, reduce costs and increase the opportunities for better, more environmentally conscious lifestyles.
Cisco serves as the lead partner for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) planning for the entire 7,000-acre Lake Nona community.
This development makes Lake Nona one of nine global Iconic Cisco Smart+Connected cities in the world and the first in the US. Cisco will work with Lake Nona over the next 15 years to build out Smart+Connected Communities solutions, including Smart Work Centers, and Innovation and Incubation Centers.
Working with Cisco and Cisco-registered partner Dais, Lake Nona plans to integrate the latest networking technologies and digital infrastructure design to enrich the experience for more than 25,000 planned residents, tens of thousands of onsite employees and countless visitors. Lake Nona plans to significantly expand its current IP-enabled smart services to deliver hundreds of additional services such as intelligent buildings, a virtual safe community, and unified lifelong health care delivery, learning and education.
Dais Technologies is the technology and communications provider in Central Florida brining next-generation technology to homes, businesses, education facilities, health care settings, sporting events, and hospitality and retail venues.
Dais has partnered with the Lake Nona Institute to create the native gigabit-capacity infrastructure within Lake Nona’s Laureate Park neighborhood, allowing for a no-limits internet network up to 200 times faster than the average US connection speed. Through this seamless technological platform, Lake Nona Institute partners can collaborate to create and validate the next generation of community-based applications that enhance overall quality of life.