Radx is a novel healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship incubator within the Department of Radiology. Our mission is to foster and support the development and commercialization of creative healthcare technology solutions. Teams will compete to develop creative solutions to unmet needs in health care, with two $10,000 prizes awarded to the winning teams.
Radx’s inaugural activity will be a four-month Innovation Challenge, described below.
The Department of Radiology is committed to innovation as a long-term strategic priority. We encourage creativity and entrepreneurship, and we actively support commercialization efforts as a means of enhancing our impact by propelling our discoveries into real-world application. Innovation thus directly supports our departmental mission to design and apply technology that benefits patients and to cultivate leaders.
A formal Kick-off Event will be held at the Wond’ry (2412 Highland Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212) on Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 4-5:30 p.m. At the Kick-off, Challenge rules will be explained and the specific directives of the Challenge-Directed Track will be finalized. Attendance at the Kick-off Event is not required for participation in the Challenge.
Radx Innovation Challenge
The Radx Innovation Challenge is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Radiology Radx program in collaboration with the Wond’ry and the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization (CTTC), with generous funding support from the Evelyn Selby Stead Fund for Innovation.
The programmatic objectives of the Radx Innovation Challenge are:
a. To help foster a growing culture of entrepreneurship across Vanderbilt
b. To stimulate multidisciplinary collaboration around innovation
c. To pilot the use of a design challenge format to engage the community in generating viable business ideas
d. To promote awareness of campus innovation resources including Radx, the Wond’ry, and the CTTC
e. To identity additional resource needs for Vanderbilt innovators
The Radx Innovation Challenge will begin in February 2017 and will culminate in June 2017 (total of 4 months).
Important dates are as follows:
- February 16, 2017: Kick-off Event
- March 15, 2017: Team rosters due
- June 2017 (date to be determined): Pitch Event with presentations, two winners announced
For the most up-to-date information and to learn more and to sign up, See the website: https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/radiology/about/innovation