The Fogarty Institute for Innovation: “Supporting Innovation in Medtech” | Talks at Google

Medtech startups face multiple risks and challenges as they struggle to bring their products to market, which means many live-saving technologies never reach patients in need. For this reason, the Darwinian/survival-of-the-fittest environment that tech startups typically compete within can be counterproductive for the medtech industry and patients – as the most beneficial technologies don’t always survive. The Fogarty Institute for Innovation, a nonprofit based in Silicon Valley, has created a non-Darwinian environment where carefully-selected medtech startups are given time, space and support to survive and thrive as independent companies in the risk intensive medtech ecosystem.

The panel includes:

Andrew Cleeland, VP and general manager of Medtronic’s Transcatheter Mitral Valve Venture; board member of the Fogarty Institute for Innovation
Anne Morrissey, CEO of InPress Technologies, a Fogarty Institute company
Sergio Aguirre, founder and CTO of EchoPixel, a Fogarty Institute company
Shin Kosuga, director of Healthcare Business for Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

Moderated by Prachie Banthia.


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  1. i guess the question for tomorrow is " Where do you see yourself in 10 years?" I mean obviously you guys have been doing this for a very long time, been a decade since iv'e been observing and every once a while something new comes in but overall effect is zilch, nada or stuff like that. LOL i'm just kidding, what i'm trying to find out is what is the time period you are willing to put into a tech(med or otherwise) startup if you see the same response over and over again cos the definition of insanity is "doing the same stuff over and over again and expect a different result" there can only be a finite amount of outputs that are there and they are exhausted fairly quickly well atleast for me (but i aint no einstein lol). So sure Japan is ageing faster than any other country in the world and is economically stagnant for a couple of decades but that dont mean there will be shortage of workforce in japan, woman are replacing the outgoing ageing male workforce in some parts and the rest is gonna be taken care of by the robots who i'm guessing will be adept in old people care in about a decade and seriously how big can a country wanna be anyways, they are already more trillion in GDP than most countries aspire to get. just my rambling, you gonna see a lot of it, cos i love to do it. LOL.

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