Scherpereel Update: Keynote Presentation at the University of Debrecen
March 29, 2013, Chris Scherpereel sent an update on his Fulbright Scholars experience in Hungary. On March 28, 2013, he had given a keynote presentation at InTraMed-C2C to the medical faculty at the University of Debrecen.
"InTraMed-C2C – Innovation transfer in the medical sector from clinics to companies
Clinics have a high potential for innovations in product, process and service development. There are a lot of reasons, why this innovation potential is insufficiently transferred into results such as product development for companies, Intellectual Property (IP) generation and better healthcare processes. Obstacles are e.g. different interests of clinics (efficient clinic management, welfare of patients etc.) and industry resp. companies (economic interest, dominate as a supplier etc.). Especially small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) and developments initiated by the clinic staff do not have the resources and chances to transfer their ideas and knowledge into products."
As further news, Chris shares:
"Time is flying. The weather has been awful so it is has been hard to get out and see things. This weekend we helped at an orphanage in a town nearby. We actually had a great time. It reminds us how much we can be thankful for. We made food for them, played games, and did an Easter egg hunt."
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