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2020 Innovation Workshop
"Becoming a Medical Technology Innovator"

Monday, April 6, 7:30am-6:00pm
Pinnacle Ballroom, Graduate Minneapolis

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.

2020 Innovation Workshop Program

7:00 am Check-in and Continental Breakfast (GF options available on request)
8:00 am Welcome and Introduction
Paul Iaizzo & William Durfee, University of Minnesota
8:30 am "How New Medical Products are Developed"
William Durfee, University of Minnesota
9:00 am "Global Markets for Medical Devices"
Tim Laske, Medtronic
9:40 am "Market Assessment for a New Medical Device"
Mike Finch, Children’s of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics
10:15 am Networking Break
10:45 am "Creativity Basics: Warming the brain"
Barry Kudrowitz, University of Minnesota
11:10 am Innovation Exercise 1: Generate an Idea that Solves a Need
12:15 pm Networking Lunch (GF, V and Vg options available on request)
1:00 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
2:00 pm "How to Become a Successful Early-Stage Tech Startup"
John Stavig, University of Minnesota
2:30 pm "Protecting Your Intellectual Property Through Patents"
William Durfee, University of Minnesota
3:00 pm Networking Break
3:20 pm "Ethnography and Design Process"
Nicole Parks & Danny Gelfman, Medtronic
3:50 pm Innovation Exercise 2: Develop a New Medical Technology Product
4:40 pm Team Presentations
5:10 pm "The Corporate View of Technology Assessments and Acquisitions"
Karim Bandali, Medtronic
5:40 pm "Panel Discussion: Medical Technology Innovation"
6:00 pm Adjourn

*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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