Accelerating innovations to transform pediatric health care
A new idea to improve the health and wellbeing of children and their families can come from anyone, from anywhere, and at any time. But guiding the development of that idea into a technologically savvy and commercially ready product is often a complicated process requiring specialized expertise.
The Health Care Innovation Area of Emphasis (AOE) at the Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) accelerates and expands the pace of discovery, translation, and dissemination in the rapidly shifting health care landscape.
It does so by collaborating with faculty, staff, and partners to identify intellectual property development opportunities for products and processes – all with an eye toward optimizing the medical, surgical, and therapeutic management of children.
Along the way to product development, the Health Care Innovation AOE works with the innovator to:
- Conduct landscape surveys that define the clinical and business opportunity surrounding their idea
- Define a scientific, business, and regulatory roadmap that is unique to their idea and aligns with their professional objectives, interests, and responsibilities
- Identify funding mechanisms to advance their innovation
- Identify strategic partners that can provide education, mentoring, and technical support as they develop their idea
After conception, the Health Care Innovation AOE works to align the products’ technological and commercial readiness to ensure inventors are well positioned to strategically advance their innovations beyond the walls of Children’s Mercy.