What Inspires Us?

“Clichés about thinking outside the box might seem appropriate here, but real innovation requires thinking outside the warehouse where the boxes are stored.”“Criteria for Evaluating a Creative Solution”, Robert Harris, Virtual Salt, July 20, 2012

To succeed in today’s rapidly changing, globally competitive environment, the only option is to innovate – to either make change or be changed. Innovation is the driver of change, and change is the most important driver of corporate and organizational strategy.

Research has shown that innovative organizations compete more effectively and are, on average, twice as profitable as other organizations in the same industry.* Innovation enables you to see potential acquisitions through a different lens, looking at them not just from a cost perspective, but also as a means of accelerating profitable top-line revenue growth and enhancing capabilities. It also provides an edge in being able to enter new markets faster and deeper.

Innovation increases employee development, satisfaction and motivation. It establishes collaborative partnerships and relationships. It’s more than simply having a good idea. It’s about turning new ideas and concepts into something that will create commercial, social or organizational value – cutting costs while maintaining quality standards.

At a time when positive change in healthcare is critically needed, The Institute is focused on advancing innovation and sustaining growth in our healthcare partners and the communities they serve. Our efforts are balanced: advancing the latest concepts in healthcare, and driving a return for investors while maintaining a strong emphasis on innovations that bring real community benefit.

*Managing Innovation by J.Tidd, J.Bessant, K.Pavitt, 2005

Inspirational Videos from Around the World

Glass Brain Flythrough

An anatomically-realistic 3D brain visualization depicting real-time source-localized activity from EEG signals.

Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D.
Gazzaley Lab, UCSF

Vision Restored

Through the years, scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital have set the pace innovative pediatric research, identifying treatments and therapies for many debilitating diseases, including those of adulthood.

The $80 Prosthetic Knee

Krista Donaldson introduces the ReMotion knee, a prosthetic device for above-knee amputees, many of whom earn less than $4 a day.

The Future of Medical Innovation

Eric Elenko gives us a view into technologies that are transforming the development of drugs, medical devices and health technologies.

B-Cell Receptor Pathway Inhibitors

ibrutinib, a first-in-class oral B-cell receptor pathway inhibitor, targets the molecules that help cancer grow and spread.

Dengue Fever Vaccine

More than 50 to 100 million people in more than 100 countries contract the dengue virus each year. The world’s first vaccine has been developed and tested.

Leadless Cardiac Pacemaker

Vitamin-sized wireless cardiac pacemakers can be implanted directly in the heart without surgery and eliminate malfunction complications and restriction on daily physical activities.

Checkpoint Inhibitors

The Open Hand Project Indiegogo Campaign introduces a prosthetic hand that can be affordably created with 3D printing technology.

Pediatric Medical Innovation

ibrutinib, a first-in-class oral B-cell receptor pathway inhibitor, targets the molecules that help cancer grow and spread.

Cost-effective, Fast, Painless Blood-Testing

The new art of blood collection uses a drop of blood drawn from the fingertip in a virtually painless procedure.

“Big Heart”

The need to create something with a “WOW” factor about the state-of-the-art medical advances used at the Montefiore Einstein Heart Center sparked the inspiration for this “Big Heart” ad.

‘Terminator’ Arm

A father who lost his arm in an accident six years ago has been given a new lease of life by a hi-tech bionic hand which is so precise he can type again.

Bridging the Gap in Medical Innovation

Doctor and biomedical entrepreneur Elazer Edelman shares the hidden risks in assuming more knowledge is better knowledge.

The New Bionics That Let Us Run, Climb and Dance

Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature’s own designs.

Amazing 3D Medical Animation

The Nucleus team of graduate-degreed medical animators, writers, and designers specializes in creating accurate, cinematic 3D medical animations for patient and professional education.

3D Medical Animation by AnimationMD

This is a 2-minute demo showing clips from many award-winning 3D medical and scientific animations.

“What’s next in healthcare?”

There’s some amazing things coming down the healthcare pipeline and Daniel Kraft knows a “little” about all of them.

iLimb Prosthetic Arm

Patrick is the first person in the UK to be fitted with new prosthetic hand the i-Limb ultra revolution bionic hand.

3D Printed Prosthetic in Two Weeks

See how she and a team of 3D experts went from design to prototype in only two weeks.

DNA: The Software of Life

Dr. Craig Venter is known for being the first person to decipher the human genetic code.

The Future of Bionics

‘Bionic Man’ Bertolt Meyer shares his experience of creating his own cyborg self, and looks ahead to a world of body upgrades.

Man Sees with ‘Bionic Eye’

A man who lost an eye in a shooting accident has been turned into an ‘eyeborg’, after doctors fitted a tiny camera into his eye socket.

3D Printed Prosthetic Hand

The Open Hand Project Indiegogo Campaign introduces a prosthetic hand that can be affordably created with 3D printing technology.