Jan 31: IDEA² Global Final Pitches, Awards, and Reception agenda

Please join us Tuesday, January 31 at MIT for the awards ceremony and reception for the first edition of IDEA² Global.

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.

RSVP by January 20


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

Jury Panel:

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
3:00pm  Coffee Break
3:30pm Second Group of IDEA² Global teams present
Part 2: Panel Discussion, Awards, and Reception
5:00pm Registration
5:30pm Panel Discussion: Moving Innovation Forward
6:30pm Reception and networking
7:30pm Awards
8:00pm Reception and networking continues

RSVP by January 20