Education Events

2015 Medical Innovation Summit

Join the industry's most distinguished leaders at the 13th Annual Medical Innovation Summit. Take advantage of our exciting lineup of speakers, panel discussions, live surgeries and clinical presentations to learn about the latest trends in medical innovation and what they mean to you.

Date: October 25-28, 2015

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Inventors Forum Session | Global Impact

Delivering Innovations to Patients via Licenses or Start-ups

Once your innovation has run the CCI gauntlet of evaluations, enhancements, and marketing, it is now time to translate the innovation into a patient-benefitting product or company. In this session, CCI employees, inventors, industry representatives, and investors will discuss the various opportunities and strategies to execute agreements and launch new companies. The session will also feature a selection of case studies that will illustrate negotiation nuances and what inventors can expect when an agreement is executed. Attendees will also hear real-life stories of how patients have benefitted from Cleveland Clinic technologies.

Eventbrite - Innovations Inventors Forum Series | Global Impact

Date: March 25, 2015 | 5:30 - 7:00pm Bunts Auditorium

Inventors Forum Session | Inventor Recognition

Perspectives from the Frontline

CCI works with a variety of inventors that have made a steadfast commitment to innovation and advancing the care of patients worldwide. In this session, attendees will hear from a handful of prolific Cleveland Clinic inventors who will share their stories and describe what it takes to achieve success. Attendees will also hear from CCI staff, who will offer an overview of how we work with inventors to not only translate their ideas into products and companies, but also how we work with our colleagues to develop them into seasoned and successful innovators.  

Eventbrite - Innovations Inventor Forum Series | Frontline Perspective

Date: May 18, 2015 | 5:30 - 7:00pm Bunts Auditorium

Inventors Forum Session | Planting Your Flag

The Various Strategies of Securing Intellectual Property

A common perception of innovation is that it starts and ends with patents. In reality, there are many ways to protect an invention. We will discuss the "Dos and Don'ts" of protecting medical devices, therapeutics and diagnostics, health IT, and delivery solutions, illustrated by real-life case studies.  The forum will also give an overview of the USPTO's recent implementation of the "First to File" directive.

Speakers Include:

Gary Fingerhut, Executive Director, CCI
Colleen Flynn Goss, Counsel, Fay Sharpe, LLP
Craig Hayden, Partner, Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino LLP
Gary Pitzer, Partner, Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino LLP
Rich Wesorick, Partner, Tarolli, Sundheim, Covell & Tummino LLP

Date: November 20, 2014 | 5:30 - 7:00pm Bunts Auditorium

Inventors Forum Session | Evolution, Enhancement and Marketing

The Evolution, Enhancement, and Marketing of Your Inventions

Does your invention have what it takes? In this session we will look at how to go from ideation to cmmercial innovaiton. We will talk abour your journey through the INVENT process, what each step entails and who is involved along the way in order to bring your product to market. The forum will also feature members of the Innovation Advisory Board (IAB) who will discuss the role of the IAB, provide an overview of the current commercial landscape, and underscore the benefits of working with our Incubators on key innovations. 

We invite you to help us bid farewell to our colleague, Dr. Sam Kiderman, who will be retiring from Cleveland Clinic after 24 years of service. A light reception will be held in his honor following the forum. 

This complimentary session is open to all Cleveland Clinic caregivers. Reserve your seat today, by clicking the button below. 


Date: September 22, 2014 | 5:30 - 7:00pm Bunts Auditorium

Innovations Inventors Forum: How Do I Invent?

Click HERE  to learn more about the the May, 2014 forum.

Date: May 13, 2014, 5:30 - 7:30pm Bunts Auditorium

Invention Disclosure Form

Submit your idea today! To begin filling out, be sure to right-click and save the below link locally. 

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Innovations Spotlight

Alliance Partners

The Alliance network strives to realize new opportunities for innovation by gaining a 360-degree perspective on healthcare and its future.

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Innovations Team

Cleveland Clinic Innovations (CCI) is the commercialization arm of Cleveland Clinic

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