This web site is a permanent record of the workshop Commercialization of Medical Research held at the SPIE Medical Imaging 2014 conference.
What motivated you to pursue research in a field that can have a profound impact on improving someone else’s life? Improving the health of humanity? Personal fame and fortune? Whatever the answer, there’s a good chance that you have already contemplated what it would take to translate the innovations you have developed from research prototypes to clinically adopted products. The good news is that there are a number of pathways for commercializing your ideas, from creating your own startup to licensing your technology to an established vendor. In this workshop, we have gathered a panel of current and former researchers who will share some of their personal experiences and observations to help you understand how to develop a commercialization strategy.