Taking on Tomorrow to Feature “Innovation Tank” Pitch Opportunity for Aspiring Pediatric Health Care Entrepreneurs
ABC Shark Daymond John to host competition sponsored by Philips Healthcare
BOSTON, MA - Jul 29, 2014 - Boston Childrens Hospitals Global
Pediatric Summit + Awards, Taking on Tomorrow
(#PedInno14), will feature an Innovation Tank -
a forum designed to give pediatric health care innovators an
opportunity to pitch their business or product solution to a panel
of acclaimed judges for consideration of funding and feedback on
how to accelerate the innovation and bring it to market.
Individuals or teams of innovators are encouraged to apply for the Innovation Tank. All applications must be received by September 12 to be considered.
The original application pool will be narrowed to ten
semi-finalists who will be notified by September 19. Three
finalists will be invited to appear at Taking on Tomorrow
to pitch their ideas live in front of event attendees.
Complete details on the Innovation Tank, including requirements,
eligibility and a timeline of key dates are available on the Summit
Boston Childrens Hospitals Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards 2014, Taking on Tomorrow, takes place October 30 + 31 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. It provides an engaging forum to build partnerships, accelerate innovations and help reshape the future of pediatric medicine. The dynamic and comprehensive agenda gathers innovators and thought leaders from across the globe to examine clinical, informatics and business opportunities in pediatric innovation.
Taking on Tomorrow features IBM as its premier sponsor. Additional sponsors, to date, include Philips Healthcare, Genzyme, Deloitte, American Well, Cerner Corporation, Claritas Genomics, Shire, Thermo-Fisher Scientific, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Partners include the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI), The Institute for Pediatric Innovation, The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and The Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC). Media partners include Modern Healthcare, the Boston Business Journal, WBUR-90.9 FM (Bostons NPR News Station), MIT Technology Review, Clinical Informatics News, and Bio-IT World.
Follow the Summit online @BCH_Innovation