Webinar: "Innovation that works: when patients devise their own solutions».

Centre for Innovation Research and the UiS Business School invites all interested to attend a FREE webinar with professor Pedro Oliveira on «Innovation that works: when patients devise their own solutions». Wednesday October 31th at 11.30. You can register through this link:

This webinar is a part of webinar series om Responsible Innovation and takes place on Wednesday October 31th from 11.30. Please register through this link:

There is growing evidence that patients and their informal caregivers often develop innovative solutions to help them cope with their health disorders. In some cases, patients were even able to save their own lives. However, these innovations only rarely diffuse (e.g. Oliveira et al. 2015, Zejnilovic et al. 2016). To facilitate the sharing and diffusion of medical innovations developed by patients and caregivers, we created an online platform, where patients and caregivers can share solutions they developed for themselves to the benefit of others afflicted with the same health condition. In 4 years, over 1600 innovations were submitted (and about 850 were “medically screened” and approved by our medical team) from a community of 100.000 patients/caregivers in the 5 continents. In this talk we will discuss the potential of both patients and their informal caregivers to revolutionize healthcare.

Professor is Professor at Copenhagen Business School with special responsibilities in healthcare innovation, Academic Fellow at the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures, Founder and President of Patient Innovation; and co-founder of PPL-Crowdfunding. Previously he was a Professor at Católica-Lisbon School of Business and Economics, International Faculty Fellow at MIT-Sloan and Advisor to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education.

He received his Ph.D. in Operations, Technology and Innovation Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; his M.Sc. and "licenciatura" from IST-Lisbon.

Webinar will also be recorded and you will get opportunity to view it even if you are not able to join us life. You also welcomed to share this link to your own contacts.

Professor Pedro Oliveira

Professor Pedro Oliveira