Innovation requires collaboration and stakeholder engagement, which can be enabled by experiential training.
Working with the CTSI Community PARTners Core,
we are developing and promoting opportunities to create teams that include clinicians, engineers, scientists, patients, community leaders, industry and business stakeholders,
and others to address clinical and public health problems through commercial translation.
Examples of our planned networking activities include:
Adapting and adopting best practices for commercial networking training to empower innovators to be more effective networkers in commercial (vs. academic) environments.
We are adapting networking methods from professional groups (e.g., Business Networking International, MasterMind) to empower clinicians and scientists to overcome networking hurdles.
Engaging regional innovation organizations (e.g., Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse,
Innovation Works, AlphaLab, AlphaLab Gear, Thrival) and sponsoring monthly networking events.
Identifying externship partners who will provide a range of experiential learning opportunities in the 4 Innovation Discipline Domains.
Check back for more information about innovation networking events!