The Innovation as a Discipline (IaaD) program at CTSI provides advanced training in innovation to complement CTSI’s Innovations Training Program in the Institute of Clinical Research Education (ICRE). Our overall approach is to offer experiential training as well as advanced innovation seminars and workshops and to establish a promotion path in the school of medicine that values and rewards translation through commercialization.
We are currently developing Innovation Curriculum. We are providing design input to the ICRE for a new MS Innovations Track curriculum. This co-developed Masters-level curriculum will draw on best practices from 4 Innovation Discipline Domains: Industry, Entrepreneurship, Academia, and Regulatory. Examples of topics we are integrating into the curriculum include the Stage-Gate® process (Industry), Peter Drucker’s applied research on innovation (Entrepreneurship), innovation literature (Academia), and 21 CFR 820.3 – Design Controls (Regulatory). The ICRE will include opportunities to pursue a Master’s degree (Innovations Track) and/or a Fellowship in Accelerated Innovations.