00.00, Wednesday 02 April 2014
41 Portland Place, The Academy of Medical Sciences
On the 2nd April 2014 the Academy hosted a workshop in partnership with the Centre for the Advancement of Sustainable Medical Innovation (CASMI) to bring together members of academia, industry, the NHS, funding bodies and IP experts. The discussion focused on the key issues and opportunities surrounding collaboration with the NHS, focusing particularly on 'open innovation' models of partnership.
Delegates enjoyed 4 case presentations that highlighted the advantages of open collaboration models and also some of the barriers and frustration involved with these partnerships. Following a candid and constructive period of discussion, delegates highlighted 4 areas that they considered to be the most significant barriers to open innovation. These were; lack of metrics, poor incentivisation and reward for innovation, cultural conflicts between sectors and poor use of existing structures. Delegates then worked in groups to consider novel solutions to overcoming these barriers and facilitate open innovation partnerships with the NHS.