Located within the Hale Building for Transformative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, iHub’s Open Innovation Studio is a place for Brigham innovators to engage with members of iHub and others within the innovation ecosystem to accelerate and advance their digital solutions and ideas, through brainstorming, coaching, advice, strategy mapping and being connected to the right resources.
“If you only had an hour to work on the project, what would you do?”
The iHub Open Innovation Studio is the best place to start exploring and cultivating your idea. In your initial kick-off meeting, iHub team members and internal stakeholders will listen to your ideas and solutions, collect the needed information to help guide you to the next step, resource and overall help you create an innovation strategy. The iHub team understands the plethora of demands for clinicians, researchers and staff, and they aim to help you figure out what would be the best way to use your time, in order to advance your idea.
The iHub Open Innovation Studio and other iHub services are open to all Brigham employees, of all levels, with digital health ideas across all stages, as well as those merely interested or passionate about the digital transformation of health care. Members of the iHub team will assist in helping innovators:
- Explore the potential of your idea for commercial viability, as either a product
- Evaluate the opportunity for potential collaboration with external collaborators
such as a start-up or industry
- Help move your project towards a pathway of translation
- Work to connect you with the best resources to help you advance your
Select projects, mainly those identified with high potential, high reward and high impact, will be provided extra support in their advancement. This is often done for finalists and winners of various internal programming, such as the Schlager Family Award for Digital Health Innovation or the DoIT Challenge.
First Step to Innovation: Join Us at the Studio
Innovators may reach out and request an initial meeting with members of iHub to receive guidance, support and direction tailored to their specific project at its current stage.
Not sure if iHub is the best first step? Reach out to us and we can help connect you with the best internal and external resources to bring your idea to the next level.