26 May 2021

Western Medical Innovation Fellows take second place in MSK Innovation Competition

The Western Innovation Fellows (MIF) have won a cash prize of $5,000 by landing the runner-up position in the 2021 MSK Innovation Competition.

First launched in the spring of 2019, the MSK competition aims to cultivate innovative ideas that can be pitched to investors and promote an entrepreneurial spirit. The stage of development is not restricted for entrants and anyone on the commercialization path is welcome to participate. The competition is open to all London-based entrepreneurial musculoskeletal experts. The initiative is hosted by the Bone and Joint Institute and the Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship at Western.

This five-stage competition includes an innovation workshop, submission of initial proposals, selection of teams, a mentorship program for selected participants and a final pitch event. The fellows did extensive research into the user experience of their technology and studied the market potential for the device.

The final pitches were overseen by a panel of judges comprised of a business development expert, an industry executive and a medical professional from the Southwestern Ontario innovation ecosystem.

The team of fellows pitched their project, teleMDview, a technology they are currently developing that provides tele-rehabilitation clinicians with a simultaneous multi-view of their patients. The goal of the device is to provide more accurate and efficient assessments of patients by telehealth professionals.

This article appeared on the WORLDiscoveries website.

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