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October 12, 2020 - October 22, 2020

Missed our Innovation Sprint Presentation Webinar?

Team A Presentation: “Automated reporting system to provide PKU patients with their Phenylalanine (Phe) level results” https://vimeo.com/490651304


Team B Presentation: “Cast in a can –aerosolised fracture immobilisation device” https://vimeo.com/490690864


Team C Presentation: “Atomiser catheter for the “spray as you go” technique in awake fiberoptic intubation” https://vimeo.com/490661614


Team D Presentation: “Post-Operative Wound Management. A Step into the Future” https://vimeo.com/490653969

Missed our Introductory Webinar to the 2020 Innovation Sprint?

Prof Brendan Kinsley, Director Pillar Centre for Transformative Healthcare – Introduction to the Pillar Centre for Transformative Healthcare https://vimeo.com/user124607674/review/472641556/6a636312b7


Dr Grainne Cunniffe, Director Spinal Research, National Spinal Injuries Unit / Mater Misericordiae University Hosp. https://vimeo.com/user124607674/review/472641422/ef6fa2b340


Dr Ena Walsh, Technology Transfer Officer, NovaUCD – Importance of IP, Patents and Supports from NovaUCD https://vimeo.com/user124607674/review/472641219/1fb3fbc71b


Dr Zara Lonergan, Senior Commercialisation Expert, Enterprise Ireland – Enterprise Ireland Supports for Medtech: Commercialisation Grants https://vimeo.com/user124607674/review/472641946/8c223f2b40

Q & A Session 1

 Dr Eoin O Cearbhaill, Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering, UCD – Medtech Development Pathway https://vimeo.com/user124607674/review/472641350/6747b8eaa1

Mr Seamus Morris, Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, National Spinal Injuries Unit / Mater Misericordiae University Hosp – Lean Design Concepts for Medical Device Design https://vimeo.com/user124607674/review/472655489/042e974538

Q & A Session 2


Virtual 8 week Medtech Development Programme

  1. Identify a viable solution to an unmet clinical need
  2. Utilise team-based development of ideas
  3. Mentor-assisted team brainstorming
  4. Establish feasibility for an enterprise ireland funding application


Free of charge to Hospital staff

Closing Date: Wed 21st October

Applications invited Wed 14th October


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bring my own idea to the programme?

Yes, participants are invited to get involved with or without any pre-existing idea. We envisage that each team will discuss and submit a number of ideas for initial review, at which point a panel of experts will evaluate and provide feedback on which idea they deem most suitable to work on for the duration of the programme. The skills learned during this development programme can then be applied by any individual to work independently on their ideas, or in future iterations of this innovation programme at future dates.

Can I work with a team of colleagues?

Yes, if you have a preference to work solely with a team of your colleagues please include that in your registration email to sprints@mater.ie. Otherwise, teams will be formed from participants registering individually.

What work load is anticipated over the 8 weeks?

This will vary week to week and depend on the amount of work required to develop an idea through to the presentation and final application stage, but it is envisaged that it will require approximately 2 hours of work per week to brainstorm with your team or work independently to generate a team “elevator pitch” 5 minute presentation. Teamworking sessions can be scheduled by the appointed team lead to suit the team best.

What will be the end result of this programme?

All participants who complete this programme will receive a certificate of completion from the Pillar Centre. It is anticipated that the ideas developed during the programme will be written up in an application form such as the Enterprise Ireland commercialisation feasibility funding (https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/funding-supports/Researcher/Funding-to-Commercialise-Research/Commercialisation-Fund-Programme-Commercial-Case-Feasibility-Grant.html​) to apply for funding to continue to develop the ideas towards commercialisation. Guidance will be provided by the programme organisers to select the appropriate funding application, or invention disclosure form to best suit the developed solution.

  For more information please contact SPRINTS@MATER.IE

Supported by the Pillar Centre for Transformative Healthcare


October 12, 2020
October 22, 2020
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