Belcher-Weir Family Pediatric Innovation Day
9th Annual Belcher-Weir Family Pediatric Innovation Day
September 14, 2017
8:00am: Keynote Address TBA
Presentations from Idea Submission Winners will be at Noon in the Rainbow Community Room.
What is Pediatric Innovation Day?
In 2008, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital paired up with the non-profit organization Institute of Pediatric Innovation with a common mission of creating a conduit for improving pediatric care. With the intent of harboring innovation and developing employee ideas on improving pediatric care, the First Annual Pediatric Innovation Day was developed.
Now in its ninth year and growing stronger every year, Pediatric Innovation Day is looking for any University Hospitals employee who has an idea on how to provide better care to pediatric patients. This can be an improvement to a pre-existing treatment method, the development of a new device or tool, or simply a new way to better care for our smallest patients.
Ideas can be submitted which are in any level of development, and do not need to be long, complex or fully developed. All submitted ideas will be reviewed by the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital community and the top ideas will be awarded with funds to help further develop the proposed idea.
Idea Submission Deadline: August 31, 2017
This year’s program will run similar to last year’s event, with ideas being submitted to the new UH platform Innovate@UH. Using your UH username and password, you can submit your idea by following the prompts. Through the Innovate@UH site, the entire Rainbow community will then select the ideas to pursue with $7,500 grants awarded to the top three ideas.
Submit Your Idea: Innovate@UH
Need help? Contact one of the following Office of Technology Management members or our general email address at Ideas@UHhospitals.org.
Steve Behm, MBA – Director, Technology Management
Chris Gedeon, MBA – Licensing Associate
Claudia Hoyen, MD – Chief Innovation Officer, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital