The purpose of this practical workshop is to introduce the benefits of the entrepreneurial mindset to scientists at TUW. The workshop will be led by Paul Coyle, the Director of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network, an international organisation with members in 74 countries. Through short presentations and exercises, Paul will help participants at the workshop to explore:
• the practical application of the entrepreneurial mindset in Higher Education
• the benefits of thinking and acting like an entrepreneur
• the role of the mindset in increasing innovation and productivity
• the lessons that each participant can apply within their current role and responsibilities
Lecturer: Paul Coyle – Founder and Director, Entrepreneurial Mindset Network
Paul Coyle is the founder and director of the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network, a global network supporting individuals, team leaders and organisations to benefit from the entrepreneurial mindset. Paul is passionate about the power of the entrepreneurial mindset to deliver personal and organisational transformation. Since starting his consultancy business in 2013, Paul has worked with representatives of over 600 organisations from 59 countries. Prior to this, he enjoyed a highly successful career in higher education, which included a decade at the executive level. He has held the titles of pro-vice-chancellor, executive dean, and professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership, and worked in many disciplines including business, design, health and IT. With a career that continues to span the business and academic worlds, Paul remains fully committed to supporting learning and innovation.
This workshop is organized by the Innovation Incubation Center (i²c) at TU Wien. There is no fee, but registration is required. Only TU Wien scientists can participate in this event.
During the event, photographic and video material will be taken. Please inform the TUW Innovation Incubation team at the registration in case you do not agree with appearing in this material. The photographic and video material taken at the event will be used by i²c for printed and electronic media, including the Internet, for publication, education, lectures, radio, public performances, exhibitions or other promotional purposes.***
Achieving success in the MedTech world has been said to depend on the four factors of Unmet Need, Intellectual Property, People and Money. There are various schools of thought on which of these should come first. Stanford’s Biodesign program teaches the needs-led approach based on early stakeholder engagement. The age-old “Technology Push” approach starts with IP, and often has to search for or establish an unmet need. Starting with people or money is less common. A deeper dive into case studies of successful MedTech societal impact teaches us that we should consider all of these factors as substitutable. You are almost certainly familiar with examples of pivoting a technology to another unmet need, but how do you build a stronger business case by swapping Intellectual Property, People and Money?
About the lecturer:
Professor James E. Moore Jr., Ph.D.
The Bagrit Chair in Medical Device Design
Department of Bioengineering
Imperial College London
Prof. Moore received his PhD in 1991 from the Georgia Institute of Technology, followed by postdoctoral training at the Swiss Institute of Technology at Lausanne, where he also helped set up a new biomedical engineering lab. In January 2013, he joined Imperial College as the Bagrit Chair in Medical Device Design, and started a new masters program in medical device entrepreneurship. To date, eight spinouts have resulted from this program that have attracted more than £4 million in grant and professional investor funding. Prof. Moore is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.
Prof. Moore’s research interests include Cardiovascular Biomechanics, Stents, Implantable Devices, Atherosclerosis, and the Lymphatic System. His research focuses on the role of biomechanics in the formation and treatment of diseases such as atherosclerosis and cancer. His cardiovascular biomechanics research includes the first studies of the effects of stents on both blood flow patterns and artery wall stress. This work resulted in the development of two novel stent designs aimed at optimizing post-implant biomechanics for the prevention of restenosis. He is currently developing two technologies for preventing and resolving secondary lymphedema, which forms subsequent to cancer surgery. Along with his funding from government, charity, and industry sources, Prof. Moore has received multiple patents for medical devices and testing equipment. Prof. Moore has also co-founded two startup companies, with another two about to emerge.