Intrinsic Motivation a Key Trait for Successful Leadership

Success in leadership and entrepreneurship is often attributed to a balance of hard and soft skills. But there’s another factor that might be overlooked, and that’s the role that intrinsic motivation plays. In medtech, for example, we see company founders routinely ascribe their success to a deep desire to help patients, rather than just a drive for monetary gain.

Commercialization and Reimbursement are Topics of the Fogarty Institute’s First Virtual Workshop

To effectively introduce a new product to market and ensure it is widely adopted, medtech companies must consider the many facets of their go-to-market strategy from the earliest days of product development.

This was the message of the Fogarty Institute’s third-annual educational workshop focused on commercialization. The three-part seminar series, being presented virtually to adhere to COVID restrictions,

Panel Agrees IP Is Key To Earn Interest From VCs

Few seminar topics engage a startup audience as wholly as intellectual property, given that it’s viewed as one of the most critical components to success. Not only does it protect a company and allow it to compete among larger players, but it raises a startup’s profile among investors. In fact, 85 percent of medical device VCs say they view patents as a critical factor for funding consideration.

From the Innovator’s Workbench: Jason Field, President and CEO, Shares How W. L. Gore & Associates Combines Innovation With Culture to Achieve Success

From rugged outwear to groundbreaking medical devices, W. L. Gore & Associates, a diversified material science company, serves virtually every industry you can think of.

That creativity of application can only be built by one thing – a focus on innovation.

Building a Successful Roadmap to Commercialization – Recent Fogarty Institute Workshop Offers Insight on Taking Devices to Market

One of the most strategically important topics for a startup is commercialization – the point when a company transitions from research focus to generating revenue, scaling the organization, and potentially driving toward an exit. As part of its educational series, the Fogarty Institute recently hosted an impressive panel who offered their thoughts on managing this important phase of a company’s lifecycle.

The Combination of High Touch and High Tech are Imperative: How Soft Skills Contribute to Leadership Success

Virtually every business talk or news story today emphasizes the revolutionary new technological advances that will transform the job landscape. And it’s true – technologies such as artificial intelligence, robots and digital platforms are already enhancing the way we work.

But often lost in the focus on these shiny new objects, is the need for workers to nimbly adapt to new environments,

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