Jumpstarting Healthcare InnovationPedro Oliveira
Pedro Oliveira shares with us the innovative capacity of patients and their caregivers. By creating an ecosystem where innovative personal solutions in the healthcare sector are shared, Patient Innovation is building an entrepreneurial ecosystem of healthcare start-ups. Apart from describing the user innovation paradigm, Pedro Oliveira, Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor at the Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, describes how crowdsourcing improves the quality of life and brings growth by successfully connecting “patient innovators” with “patient entrepreneurs”. More specifically he has investigated the role of patients in the development of new treatments, therapies and medical devices. Can we create an entrepreneurial ecosystem of healthcare start-ups founded by “patient entrepreneurs”?
What you will learn:
– What is auser innovation paradigm and how does it connect with the producer innovation paradigm?
– The role of crowdsourcing in the healthcare startup ecosystem
– Successful examples where user innovation lead to development of new treatments, therapies and medical devices