Surgical Innovation Platform
The goal of the SIP is to facilitate the convergence of expertise of engineers, basic researchers, software engineers, clinical scientists, MBA students and trainees. Together, this diverse entrepreneurial group focuses on development and derisking of valuable intellectual property and the eventual commercialization of the inventions. Surgery, by its reliance on manual skills, lends itself to technological innovation that can result in staggering advances in patient care. Such advances are needed to address spiraling healthcare costs and our ageing population. Surgical innovation today is relevant not only to devices, but also to surgeon training, simulation surgical planning, healing monitoring and rehabilitation.