Why is it so hard to implement innovation into Ontario hospitals?

There are barriers to implementing new health care innovation into hospitals.

Capstone Summary:

The aim of this project is to identify the barriers to collaborative academic-industry partnerships in the health technology sector, as well as identify common goals between these two stakeholders to determine if collaborative partnerships can be improved. Depending on our findings, this project will also determine whether a viable business opportunity exists to improve collaboration between industry and academic stakeholders in the health technology sector.

Capstone Team: 

Ahlexxi Jelen, BA CCRP MHSc BA CCRP MHSc

Department of Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children Ontario Hospital Association Department of Psychology, The Hospital for Sick Children Ontario Hospital Association
Clinical Research Project Coordinator Learning Solutions Consultant Clinical Research Project Coordinator Learning Solutions Consultant

 

Robby Spring, BSc (Hons) in Medical Biophysics from the University of Western Ontario MSc from the Institute of Medical Science at University of Toronto MHSc from the Translational Research Program at University of Toronto BSc (Hons) in Medical Biophysics from the University of Western Ontario MSc from the Institute of Medical Science at University of Toronto MHSc from the Translational Research Program at University of Toronto

Baycrest Health and Life Sciences at the Danish Trade Council Baycrest Health and Life Sciences at the Danish Trade Council
Research Lab Manager at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Trade Advisor - Health and Life Sciences at the Danish Trade Council Research Lab Manager at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Trade Advisor - Health and Life Sciences at the Danish Trade Council

 

Capstone Supervisor:

Adriana Ieraci, M.Eng

Conveyor Built
CEO and Founder

Capstone Advisory Committee:

Garth Smith, PhD

Ontario Brain Institute
Vice President, Business Development & Partnerships

Paul Santerre, PhD, PEng

Health Technology & Commercialization (UHN)
Professor Baxter Chair

Stacey Ivanchuk, Ph.D

BlueRock Therapeutics
Director, Alliance Management

"The TRP not only teaches us new skills but immediately lets us practice them in applied settings. It's a dynamic, unusual way of learning that means that I feel prepared for real-world situations and challenges."

 - Naomi Zingman-Daniels, 2018 Cohort