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Leadership Development Institute Innovation Presentation Tom Finnegan November 16, 2012. Who Am I?. CIE Director MBA , BS in Finance and Real Estate Ex- Wall Street Investment Banker Life Sciences Professional- Public and Private . Who Am I?. Venture Capitalist Entrepreneur

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who am i
Who Am I?
  • CIE Director
  • MBA, BS in Finance and Real Estate
  • Ex- Wall Street Investment Banker
  • Life Sciences Professional- Public and Private
who am i1
Who Am I?
  • Venture Capitalist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Austin Angel Founder
  • MUSC Children’s Hospital Board Member
good definition
Good Definition

The process by which an idea or invention is translated into a good or service for which people will pay, or something that results from this process.

better definition
Better Definition

Innovation seeks to improve the systems that already exist, making them better, faster, cheaper.

best definition
Best Definition

Innovation is people creating value by implementing new ideas.

why innovate
Why Innovate?
  • Grant funding ????
  • State funding is becoming scarce
  • Corporate/Private funding sources are getting smaller and more competitive
  • Your job depends on it
why innovate1
Why Innovate?
  • It gives you more control
  • Discoveries will increase
  • The quality of care/healthcare will improve
  • Every other university has been/is doing it
why innovate2
Why Innovate?

From basic to applied research, academia’s contribution to advances in life sciences, economics, national security, technology, the environment and other strategic initiatives is becoming significant.

  Governments and industries across the globe now recognize the synergy between the basic research carried out in institutions of higher learning and the applied research undertaken by commercial entities. And with good reason - In the US, the American Association of Universities estimates the immediate employment impact of academic R&D shows that every $1 million in R&D expenditure supports roughly 36 jobs.

support
Support!

During his State of the Union address on January 24, President Barack Obama urged Congress, among other things, to “support the same kind of research and innovation that led to the computer chip and the Internet; to new American jobs and new American industries. Don’t gut these investments in our budget. Don’t let other countries win the race for the future,” he pleaded.

but actually
But Actually

President Proposes NIH Budget Freeze, Cuts to Health Professions Training

President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget, released Feb. 13, proposes to freeze funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and cut funding for health professions training and children’s hospitals graduate medical education (CHGME).  

The budget includes $78.3 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a cut of $6.6 billion (8.4 percent).

and unfortunately
And Unfortunately

With the exception of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the federal research budget has been largely flat for years, with well-publicized detrimental effects on the approval rate for NIH grant applications.

Nature September 2012

isn t innovation for businesses
Isn’t Innovation for Businesses?
  • Your division, unit, department is a small business
  • Limited, finite resources
  • Colleagues are employees/co-workers
  • You are required to produce something
  • You are evaluated on it
what does an innovative environment look like
What does an innovative environment look like?

New ideas are cultivated in an environment where employees are empowered, where they feel ownership of their organization’s future, and where the freedom to explore their creativity and innovation is invited and celebrated

more realistically
More realistically
  • Ideas should come from anyone
  • Ideas should be encouraged, not ridiculed
  • Follow through/up
  • Fully integrated into your group
  • Everyone should share in benefits
other examples
Other Examples
  • School
  • Intern at medical clinic
  • Texas Collaboration
key points
Key Points
  • Nobody is asking you to do something you don’t feel comfortable doing
  • Little steps and solutions often lead to big rewards
  • But small rewards are just as good
innovate
Innovate

“The Fiscal Cliff”

Debt is reaching close to $16 trillion or over 100% of GDP

Split Congress

NIH funding rates

more realistically1
More realistically
  • Correlation between published papers and funds received
  • Ideas should be encouraged, not ridiculed
  • Follow through/up
  • Fully Integrated into your group
  • Everyone should share the benefits