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Innovation in the Digital Age:How does it impact health care and the life sciences?

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Volterra Lecture with Jerome Engel:
Innovation in the Digital Age: How Does it Impact Health Care and Life Sciences?

“Are we on the cusp of a new, faster cycle of innovation, where the “lean innovation” lessons learned in electronics will impact the pace of discovery and innovation in biology, health care and the life sciences?”

Centre for Digital Life Norway represents is a unique transdisciplinary research centre creating the biotechnology for tomorrow:

Time: 18:15 – 19:00 Wednesday 17 October 2018
Location: Auditorium 2, Helga Engs Hus, UiO, Sem Sælands vei 7, 0371 Oslo
The event is co-organized With Catapult Life Science,  Science for Society and SPARK Norway

Abstract

The pace of change is ever accelerating, and the role of technology innovation in our everyday lives is clear. Consumer electronics immerses us in a stream of perpetual upgrades and invades every aspect of our lives. So what about health care and the life sciences? These fields certainly have their own vectors of innovation, be it in the fundamental science of biology or the new tools of manipulation, such as synthetic biology and biological engineering. Breakthroughs such as CRISPR hold huge promise, yet the pace of innovation and impact on society seem to move at a glacial pace. Are we on the cusp of a new, faster cycle of innovation, where the “lean innovation” lessons learned in electronics will impact the pace of discovery and innovation in biology, health care and the life sciences? We will investigate what we have learned about the application of “lean innovation” to the challenges of the life sciences.

  • Investigate what we have learned about the application of “lean innovation” to the challenges of the life sciences.
  • Identify trends for cross-industry impacts that have the possibility for disrupting long-established norms and the businesses, organizations, and professionals that practice them.