The von Leibig Center for Entrepreneurism, Rady School of Management,
Jacob's School of Engineering, and the Institute of Engineering in Medicine have partnered
with the CCRI to share their resources and opportunities and create the
best chance for you to succeed, no matter where you are in the
Every successful innovation goes through a
series of stages. The processes unique to each stage requires a
methodological and collaborative approach in order to travel the journey from idea
generation through to commercialization. It begins with a new idea which
is then subjected to a brainstorming process and eventually matures to a
finalized concept. This concept then undergoes rigorous testing of the
assumptions made in order to determine clinical/technical feasibility and impact. This is the
perfect opportunity to combine your innovation with research and design a protocol that tests your
assumptions and aims to deliver the specifications for an alpha
prototype that can be used to evaluate its clinical feasibility.
an idea passes clinical/technical feasibility, your prototype will likely undergo
further design modifications that make it capable of being used in the
real world. With some innovations, an iterative design process is
established where data collection drives prototype revisions; and, if
the processes leading up to this point were rigorous and collaborative,
your prototype has the best chance of being successful. This is
another perfect opportunity to pair your innovation with a research protocol that validates
the user specifications and tests the ability for your prototype to
do what you said it would do, and be something the end user would
prefer over what they already do.
your innovation is ready to go to market, your innovation will undergo a
reality check where market factors determine its commercial viability.
CCRI is committed to partnering with you to help you
navigate this seemingly complex process and ensure you have the
best collaborating partners, resources and guidance most appropriate to your stage of innovation to
keep it moving forward.