Now is the time

CoCreation for health impact

Now is the time

CoCreation for health impact

When a healthcare innovation fails—one that could prevent disease, or heal injury, or improve happiness and well-being—society loses. We have a moral imperative to introduce transformational new health technologies to society, faster and more effectively.

“The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.”
William Gibson
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“The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.”
William Gibson
A VISION FOR IMPACT

Miami x the world

The Global CoCreation Lab manifests a vision for Miami-Dade County, to align strengths of its constituents and international collaborators and directly influence the health and economic wellbeing of a community of millions.

In Miami today we see a glimpse of America’s future—urban, diverse, and a gateway to South America and Europe. It’s also where we see some of America’s greatest health challenges—an aging population, prevalent chronic diseases that rob families and communities of happiness and economic stability, and increasingly vulnerable to the threats of infectious disease and climate change.

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Strategy for impact

Innovation through collaboration

Strategy for impact

Innovation through collaboration

Patient centricity and cultural nativity are at the core of the GCL and guide the creation of transformational technologies, new business opportunities, and contribute to innovation ecosystem development.

Healthcare is a highly regulated market, and new technologies and companies become insolvent in the path from laboratory to the marketplace, impeding patients to benefit from such advancements. Achieving product-market fit in the health sector remains a crucial challenge. To tackle this problem, our co-creation methodology brings together physicians, patients, and health payers, systematically, to jointly co-create and bring to market new technologies.

GCL work will focus on health and medical challenges facing the Miami community, such as chronic disease, infectious disease, and mental health. Our combined expertise, principles, and clinical focus areas converge in Affinity Groups covering biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and medical devices—in clinical, outpatient, community, and home health care settings.

Through collaborations that integrate diverse expertise and organizations, GCL orchestrates new health innovation-driven enterprises in communities where they can achieve early traction and enables them to later scale in national and global marketplaces.


Principles

Community focus

The overarching thesis of the Global Cocreation Lab responds to the question of how a research university can collaborate horizontally in a community, helping to advance its economic fabric and human condition. The focus on Miami-Dade County is our answer.

Precompetitive collaboration

Healthcare innovation through entrepreneurship is a moral imperative that is best realized in an environment where resources, knowledge, and experience are collectively pooled for the betterment of a community. This framework allows for collaboration in projects that do not define the partners’ individual competitive advantages. This principle of precompetitive pooling created the Japanese ASIC market, the Taiwanese contract manufacturing market, and the Chinese chip foundry market.

Socially responsible entrepreneurship

Disruption is a common theme across those taking business risk today. The Global CoCreation Lab frames disruption in the context of its impact on those disrupted, by creating new opportunities for those that become redundant by the displacing effect of new technologies.


Activities

Healthtech innovation

Creating non-obvious, novel technologies and solutions, and improving existing ones, to solve unmet health needs.

Entrepreneurship and economic development

Providing environments and resources for early traction and growing impact.

Partnering

Inspiring collaborations between people and organizations with complementary strengths.

Learning and professional development

Changing the way innovators think and act by learning at the intersection of health, technology, and business.