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SCHOLARS IN MEDICAL INNOVATION

Translating Research to Practice - Pitch Your Idea

 

May 5th, 2021, 6:00 PM – June 30th, 2021, 8:00 PM

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ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

Creating Novel Ideas in Health Care

Although there has been significant and large production of medical evidence in the past two decades, only a small fraction of research evidence has genuinely translated into viable products to the public. Also, clinicians often have great ideas to improve outcomes in healthcare, but their ideas never get tested. This program aims to address these critical gaps as to inspire participants to consider this challenging but rewarding pathway to becoming an entrepreneur in healthcare. This program will introduce the process of translation from academic research to treatments and products that may go to the market. In this process, we will discuss the main principles that include rigorous scientific testing, leading to business model strategies, investments and pitch your idea. The goal of this program is to inspire participants to optimize their ideas and projects, providing a framework that participants can use to design a blueprint to test and turn their ideas into products in healthcare. The program will promote active discussions between researchers, academic societies, industry partners, investors, and regulatory agencies to enhance learning in this critical field.

During the program, participants will develop and test their ideas, build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and write an initial business plan for that idea. Participants will pitch their idea to the program faculty and at the end of the program, the best ones will be presented to invited leading experts for health system and industry as a real potential idea to be commercialized. The ultimate goal of this program is to get participants to understand the pathway of pitching their idea for commercializing science and high technology truly. 

Participants will be stimulated to chose one of the main topics for innovation process:


  • Social entrepreneurship and non-profit organizations

  • Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Wearables and Softwares for healthcare

  • Medical Devices (external devices, implantable, tissue engineering)

 

PROGRAM FACULTY

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FELIPE FREGNI, MD, PHD, MPH, MED

Program co-founder and co-director

Prof. Fregni is a world-renowned scientist in the area of developing and testing novel medical devices to enhance neuroplasticity. He has more than 500 peer-reviewed published articles and currently is a Professor of PMR at Harvard Medical School and directs a large neuroscience laboratory at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. One of his aims is to inspire future scientists to develop novel treatments that are cost-effective in Medicine.

TIAGO LAZZARETTI, MD, PHD, MSC

Program co-founder and co-director

Dr. Tiago Lazzaretti Fernandes is a Collaborative Professor and orthopedic surgeon at the Sports Medicine Division at the University of São Paulo Medical School. He co-coordinates the Regenerative Tissue Engineering Core at Sírio-Libanês Hospital and seeks to develop these new technologies for clinical practice. Dr. Lazzaretti has finished his post-doctorate program with a research fellowship from Harvard Medical School and did his doctorate with a fellowship from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He collaborates with Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital and is a site director of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health - ECPE - Principles and Practice of Clinical Research Program (PPCR).

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PROGRAM MAIN SCHEDULE

MAY - JUNE 2021

 

MODULE 1 - INSPIRING & NEUROSCIENCE OF INNOVATION

May 5th - Wednesday

Introduction and Planning of the Program

  1. Organization and educational goals of the program

  2. Presentation of innovative and Pitch process and interactive group work. 

  3. Guidance for offline work for the next week

The Neuroscience of Innovation

  1. Is a creative mind different than a non-creative one?

  2. How to enhance creativity?

  3. Motivational systems and innovation 

  4. Stress and innovation

  5. How to train individuals to be innovators?


Inspiring Innovation & Translating from Academy to the Market

MODULE 2 - DEVELOPING THE IDEA

May 12th - Wednesday

Identifying the Problem: Why, How and What to do

Methods to Develop your Idea

  1. Biodesign

  2. Design Thinking

  3. Design Sprint

Pitch of Ideas - Elevator Pitch

MODULE 3 - TESTING THE IDEA

May 19th - Wednesday

Translational Research - Laboratory 

  1. Proof of concept

  2. Best practices – Good Manufacturing Practices


Clinical Research

  1. Introduction to clinical trial phases


Group project – Process and Product Development 

  1. Making a prototype - Minimum Viable Product (MVP)​

MODULE 4 - BASICS OF BUSINESS MODEL AND FUNDING YOUR IDEA

May 26th - Wednesday

Business CANVAS


Getting Funded and Next Steps

  1. Market investment options & Revenue

  • Governmental funding - PIPE and PROADI_SUS

  • Private funding - investors, ventures

MODULE 5 - HOW TO PROTECT YOUR IDEA

June 2nd - Wednesday

Intelectual Property 

  1. Introduction for Intellectual Property


Group project – IP

  1. Research of patents 

  2. Off-line group work announcements

MODULE 6 - MEDICAL REGULATORY PROCESS

June 9th - Wednesday

​​Regulatory Issues in Clinical Trials

  1. Regulatory Issues for Medical Software and Devices in Brazil

  2. Getting to know ANVISA


Milestones for group projects – regulatory issues

MODULE 7 - PITCH CLASS – HOW TO PRESENT YOUR PRODUCT

June 16th - Wednesday

​Pitch strategies

  1. Importance of exposing your idea

  2. Steps for Pitch presentation

  3. Tips and Pitfalls 


Group Project

  1. Examples and discussion

MODULE 8 - PRE-PITCH EVALUATION

June 23rd - Wednesday

3 minutes Pitch presentation

  • Story telling

  • Problem

  • Solution

  • Testing / Research / Proof of Concept (MVP)

  • Market / Competitors

  • Revenue

  • Regulation / Intellectual Property

  • Milestones

  • Investment

  • Team

MODULE 9 - FINAL PITCH

June 30th - Wednesday

Students will present the final project as the "final pitch"

Awards to best projects


Closing Remarks

  1. Next steps and other training programs

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DATES AND FORMAT

Dates

Live-online (for online participants) activities on Wednesdays from 6 PM to 8 PM São Paulo Time.


May 05th, 2020 to June 30th, 2021

Format

Blended format with online live classes on Wednesdays during the program and off-line collaborative activities.

Off-line collaborative activities: discussion forum and material reading and posting, group project development.

Live activities: invited keynote speaker to discuss the week topic with live participation during the class of & Innovation group project: Mentors will follow group projects during the nine weeks. Participants will be stimulated to divide into groups according to their background and expertise to ensure diverse groups.

Pitch

Groups of 4 to 6 participants will work on a project to develop a product or process related to health innovation that will be presented as a Final Pitch at the end of the course for invited specialists. The winner group will be awarded a prize that will be defined (mentorship, incubation, innovation hub…).


Mentors 

Mentors will guide teams for product / process development according to design strategies for the final Pitch presentation

 

TUITION FEE AND APPLICATION

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Tuition for registration

R$ 1.500,00 (BRAZILIAN REAIS)

100% on-line in Portuguese

 

TESTIMONIALS

2020 past SMI participants

 
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"What I liked the most about SMI was being able to develop an innovation project in practice and in a professional way, from the conceptual idea to the prototyping and market evaluation".

Claudia da Costa Leite
Associate Professor University of São Paulo - Winner of 
2020 SMI PITCH AWARD

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"I was attracted to the Scholars in Medical Innovation program because it was a perfect mix of the science behind innovation as well as the business fundamentals to take your innovation to market. During the six modules, lectures and forum discussions were highly interactive and I particularly enjoyed the dynamic of sharing useful resources throughout the duration of the program. Needless to say, the invited speakers were amazing and so willing to share their knowledge with all of us, they really opened my mind and changed my perspective about healthcare innovation. Prof. Fregni and Prof. Lazzaretti did an amazing job making me feel included and welcomed. I highly recommend this program for everyone wishing to learn more about translating ideas to useful and successful medical innovations".

Tania Genel, Bachelor in Chemistry

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"The program of Scholars in Medical Innovation is a collaborative learning platform that offers us the opportunity to transform innovative ideas into real projects. Also, it allows us to learn from experts from different fields on how to materialize our projects. For me, the program was a great experience that broadened my vision to make my project for better health care come true. I strongly recommend it for those who are looking to realize their projects".

David Rodriguez, MD

2020 SCHOLARS IN MEDICAL INNOVATION

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