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2018 Innovation Workshop "Becoming a Medical Technology Innovator"

Monday, April 9, 7:30am-6:00pm
Pinnacle Ballroom, Graduate Minneapolis (Formerly The Commons Hotel)

In this fast-paced, one-day workshop, you will learn the essentials of being a medical technology innovator and key opinion leader. Learn from experts in the field on these topics:

Medical device new product development process Pre-clinical trials
Understanding med tech markets and needs Intellectual property
How clinicians can innovate Building a med tech startup
Creativity and brainstorming Writing a business plan
Formulating a research question Case studies of med tech innovation

The lectures are complemented by a series of hands-on activities where you will conceive, refine, prototype and develop a new med tech product. All attendees receive a bound copy of "The Medical Device Innovation Handbook," a comprehensive resource edited by the workshop organizers.

2017 Innovation Workshop Program
"Becoming a Medical Technology Innovator"

7:00 am

Check-in and Continental Breakfast (GF options available on request)

8:00 am

Welcome and Introduction
Paul Iaizzo, PhD and William Durfee, PhD, University of Minnesota

8:25 am

"How New Medical Products are Developed"
William Durfee, PhD, University of Minnesota

9:10 am

"Global Markets for Medical Devices"
Tim Laske, Medtronic, Inc.

9:40 am

"Market Assessment for a New Medical Device"
Mike Finch, MILI Program, University of Minnesota

10:15 am

Networking Break

10:40 am

"Creativity Basics: Warming the brain"
Barry Kudrowitz, PhD, University of Minnesota

11:10 am

Innovation Exercise 1: Generate an Idea that Solves a Need

12:00 pm

Networking Lunch (GF options available on request)

12:45 pm

"Evaluating Your Medical Device Idea Using Bench Tests, Animal Tests and Clinical Trials"
Paul Iaizzo, University of Minnesota

1:30 pm

“Medical Device Regulations”
Paul Iaizzo, University of Minnesota

2:05 pm

"Reimbursement for Medical Devices"
Mike Finch, MILI Program, University of Minnesota

2:40 pm

“Protecting Your Intellectual Property Through Patents”
William Durfee, PhD, University of Minnesota

3:20 pm

Networking Break

3:35 pm

Innovation Exercise 2: Develop a New Medical Technology Product

4:20 pm

Team Presentations

4:40 pm

“The Corporate View of Technology Assessments and Acquisitions”
Karim Bandali, Medtronic, Inc.

5:10 pm

“How to Build a Medical Device Company”
Michael Hoey, Entrepreneur

5:40 pm

"Panel Discussion: Medical Technology Innovation"
Karim Bandali, Mike Finch, Michael Hoey, Tim Laske

6:00 pm



*Note: Organizers have the right to cancel this event if the minimum number of participants is not reached.
If this event is cancelled refunds will be issued. No on-site registration will be available.

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