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)
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).
PROGRAM MAIN SCHEDULE
MAY - JUNE 2021
MODULE 1 - INSPIRING & NEUROSCIENCE OF INNOVATION
May 5th - Wednesday
Introduction and Planning of the Program
Organization and educational goals of the program
Presentation of innovative and Pitch process and interactive group work.
Guidance for offline work for the next week
The Neuroscience of Innovation
Is a creative mind different than a non-creative one?
How to enhance creativity?
Motivational systems and innovation
Stress and innovation
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
Pitch of Ideas - Elevator Pitch
MODULE 3 - TESTING THE IDEA
May 19th - Wednesday
Translational Research - Laboratory
Proof of concept
Best practices – Good Manufacturing Practices
Introduction to clinical trial phases
Group project – Process and Product Development
Making a prototype - Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
MODULE 4 - BASICS OF BUSINESS MODEL AND FUNDING YOUR IDEA
May 26th - Wednesday
Getting Funded and Next Steps
Market investment options & Revenue
Governmental funding - PIPE and PROADI_SUS
Private funding - investors, ventures
MODULE 5 - HOW TO PROTECT YOUR IDEA
June 2nd - Wednesday
Introduction for Intellectual Property
Group project – IP
Research of patents
Off-line group work announcements
MODULE 6 - MEDICAL REGULATORY PROCESS
June 9th - Wednesday
Regulatory Issues in Clinical Trials
Regulatory Issues for Medical Software and Devices in Brazil
Getting to know ANVISA
Milestones for group projects – regulatory issues
MODULE 7 - PITCH CLASS – HOW TO PRESENT YOUR PRODUCT
June 16th - Wednesday
Importance of exposing your idea
Steps for Pitch presentation
Tips and Pitfalls
Examples and discussion
MODULE 8 - PRE-PITCH EVALUATION
June 23rd - Wednesday
3 minutes Pitch presentation
Testing / Research / Proof of Concept (MVP)
Market / Competitors
Regulation / Intellectual Property
MODULE 9 - FINAL PITCH
June 30th - Wednesday
Students will present the final project as the "final pitch"
Awards to best projects
Next steps and other training programs
DATES AND FORMAT
Live-online (for online participants) activities on Wednesdays from 6 PM to 8 PM São Paulo Time.
May 05th, 2020 to June 30th, 2021
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.
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 will guide teams for product / process development according to design strategies for the final Pitch presentation
2020 past SMI participants
"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
"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
"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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