Belcher-Weir Family Pediatric Innovation Day

8th Annual Belcher-Weir Family Pediatric Innovation Day
September 22, 2016

8:00am: Keynote Address by Kipum Lee, UH Director of Innovation
Perpetual Wonder: Innovation Inspired by Children
Rainbow Amphitheater

Presentations from Idea Submission Winners will follow later that afternoon

More about the Keynote:

Kipum Lee, Director of Innovation, University Hospitals

Kipum Lee, Director of Innovation, University Hospitals

Kipum (Kip) Lee is an organizational designer passionate about human-centered design, or “innovation inspired by people.” His career started at IDEO and frog design, two world renowned innovation firms. At frog, he helped shape Project Masiluleke, a South African mobile service around HIV awareness and self-testing that was hailed by The Economist as “the world’s largest field trial in mobile health technology." Kip also worked at Marriott International where was the lead on the planning and design of Marriott Mobile, which debuted at No. 4 on the iTunes App Store and No. 1 in the travel category. In 2012, Marriott Mobile went on to become the third largest in mCommerce after Amazon and Apple, generating $730 million in revenue for the company.

At University Hospitals, Kip works closely with system leadership to implement innovation initiatives that improve the delivery of care and the experiences of all those who are served by the organization – including patients, their families as well as our own employees. He frequently gives conference talks on the topics of design thinking, innovation and user experience. Kip recently joined as an editor of the prestigious design journal, Design Issues, published by MIT Press.

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 eighth year and growing stronger every year, Pediatric Innovation Day is looking for any University Hospitals or Case Western Reserve University 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: Sept. 5, 2016

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 .

Steve Behm, MBA – Director, Technology Management

Amber Edler, BS – Licensing Assistant

Chris Gedeon, MBA – Licensing Associate

Claudia Hoyen, MD – Chief Innovation Officer, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital


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