We're back and ready to talk about Med Tech innovation, commercialization, and startup development! In this episode, NEMIC’s Co-founder and Healthcare Innovator Aidan Petrie joins Ayan Bhandari, Senior Human-Centered Industrial Designer at Ximedica and CEO of his own startup Nuway to recap how we implemented NEMIC's Innovation Design Sprint Process at the COVID-19 Response Innovation Hackathons. Both guests teach the Business of Design course at RISD, where they focus on the intersection of Design and Business. Listen in as two incredibly talented designers speak to the importance of implementing a tried and true design process to invent ideas that move healthcare forward.
This amazing interview is packed with tons of insights on the innovation and design process, so please make sure to tune in!
Aidan is a healthcare innovator, strategist, and mentor. He is a founding Partner of NEMIC (New England Medical Innovation Center), a partner in Magpie Medtech Venture Fund, and a founding partner of Ximedica. He is also a Fellow of the Provost at RISD and a mentor and adviser to multiple startups.
His passion for innovation and design has helped bring hundreds of products to market that range from simple drug compliance aids to wearable therapeutics, home monitoring products, and complex surgical systems.
Ayan is a Senior Human-Centered Industrial Designer at Ximedica. He is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Nuway and an Assistant Professor at Rhode Island School of Design. Since graduating from Virginia Tech in 2013, Ayan has honed his skills at various start-ups and corporations, culminating at Ximedica.
The capability of working simultaneously with a good process is what makes innovation sprints successful.
Ideas come from more than just one place or one person. It comes from energizing the domain expertise that comes from the whole company.
Fear is the misuse of your imagination.
Create opportunities to use your talent.
Medical innovation is difficult. It's not just about a good idea. It's not even just about good design. It's not even just about good ergonomics. There is a business and an infrastructure. There are material restrictions.
The medical health care industry is the largest industry in the country.
If you want to create something amazing, you have to put in so much work.
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June 14, 2021