The day will cap seven months of hard work and exciting project evolution for these teams of biomedical technology innovators. You can read about the teams and their new technology ideas here. Since they were selected in July 2016, 14 teams involving over 50 members were connected with over 40 international experts and mentors to develop their technologies, which range from new materials for tissue engineering to data analysis platforms for preventing medical errors.
The evening will also feature a panel discussion involving four innovation leaders on “Moving Innovation Forward.” The panelists represent the range of innovation from academic research to industry—and they will invite your questions about turning ideas into innovations with impact.
Please indicate in your RSVP whether you will join for the final pitches at 1pm, or for the panel, awards, and reception at 5:00pm, or both.
|Part 1: Final Team Pitches|
|1:00pm||Welcome remarks from IDEA² Global leadership and introduction to the Jury Panel
Host: Martha Gray, J. W. Kieckhefer Professor of Health Sciences & Technology, MIT
Asif Naseem, President and CEO, PDS
Ronald Tompkins, Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Division Chief, Surgery, Division of Surgery; Founding Director, The Institute for Bioengineering and Biotechnology, & Center for Engineering in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Antonio Diaz, Director of Operations, La Fundación para la Innovación y la Prospectiva en Salud en España (FIPSE)
Lauren Foster, Associate Director, Technology Licensing Office, MIT
Jon Gilbert, Officer, Technology Licensing Office, MIT
|1:15pm||First Group of IDEA² Global teams present|
|3:30pm||Second Group of IDEA² Global teams present|
|Part 2: Panel Discussion, Awards, and Reception|
|5:30pm||Panel Discussion: Moving Innovation Forward|
|6:30pm||Reception and networking|
|8:00pm||Reception and networking continues|