Patient Innovation Is the Only Portuguese Project Taking Part of ‘Beyond the Lab’
Patient Innovation, the platform created for patients and those who care about them to share and access useful solutions to cope with their diseases, is the only Portuguese project part of the European tour of the event ‘Beyond the Lab: The DIY Science Revolution’. The main goal of this event is to show innovative solutions that are created out of the laboratories and research centers.
"We believe that by sharing stories of common people, we can also inspire others to contribute for a more committed society,” stresses one of the mentors of the Patient innovation project, Pedro Oliveira.
The ‘Beyond the Lab: The DIY Science Revolution’ exhibition started in Boon at the LVR LandesMuseum (Switzerland) on July 6, where Patient Innovation will be showing seven innovative solutions. The project will travel to 29 countries and among them are: the UK (Science Museum, London, on July 7), Poland (Copernicus Science Centre, Warsaw, on July 14) and Slovenia (Hiša House of Experiments, Ljubljana, on 18 July). The event will arrive to Portugal between January and March of 2017.
The Patient Innovation platform is an outcome of the “The Role of ‘User Innovators’ in the Development of Telecom Products and Services” project and it is currently developed by the "TEIPL: Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy Lab” Entrepreneurial Research Initiative, offered by the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program and funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.
Pedro Oliveira, also the Portuguese Principal Investigator for the TEIPL project and researcher and Professor at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, was interviewed by a Portuguese radio station (Rádio Renascença) and mentioned the importance of being connected to the CMU Portugal Program.
Patient Innovation will soon be creating an accelerator to transform the ideas into products, which can reach the market. The biggest challenge for the Patient Innovation project will be bringing together and managing so many different projects (around 600) that are spread around the world.