The Innovation Cohort @ Baystate Health empowers clinicians and staff across the institution to create innovative solutions to address unmet clinical needs, improve patient care, and reduce costs of care.
The program supports teams in transforming their ‘back of the envelope’ drawing into a final product or service ready for clinical use. We also partner with business development experts to help participants transition from idea to intellectual property into partnerships and startups.
The Innovation Cohort is the first of a series of initiatives to turn our passionate problems into inventions. We anticipate projects ranging from medical devices to IT applications to care pathways and public health.
We will know we have been successful when Innovation Cohort members become inventors and when new companies and licensing agreements emerge from Baystate Health based intellectual property.
All members of the Baystate Health community are welcome to apply. We are accepting applications for our current cohort until January 15, 2019. The first meeting will be held in early February 2019 and the cohort will complete its work in April 2019. The number of funded projects will depend on the quality of applications.