Innovation Acceleration Program
The Innovation Acceleration Program under the leadership of Naomi Fried, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer, and Dr. Pedro Del Nido, Chief of Cardiac Surgery, at Boston Children's Hospital is pleased to provide funding grants to support clinical innovations in patient care. The goal of this program is to support and stimulate early prototypes and pilots of short duration projects (<6 months), focusing on rapid assessment of feasibility of new ideas.
Learn more about our Innovestment Grant program.
FastTrack Innovation in Technology (FIT) Award
The Innovation Acceleration Program under the leadership of Naomi Fried, PhD, Chief Innovation Officer, and Dr. Pedro Del Nido, Chief of Cardiac Surgery, in partnership with Dr. Dan Nigrin, Chief Information Officer, is pleased to offer software development resources dedicated to rapid cycle development of promising innovative ideas in clinical care. A team of experienced software developers will work on short (<3 month long) clinical innovation projects with innovators. FastTrack Innovation in Technology Awards are competitive and will be awarded periodically.
These awards will support the rapid development of a pilot solution or prototype, not a robust enterprise solution. Software documentation, on-going maintenance, and scale-up work will not be provided. All applications will be reviewed by an internal committee.
Learn more about our FIT Award Program.
The Innovators' Forum is a monthly meeting for innovators and people interested in innovation at Boston Children's Hospital. The Innovators' Forum will help build and educate a community of innovators who can support each other. Both established guest speakers and innovators looking for input will present their ideas and solicit feedback. Innovators looking for resources and help, engineering groups with solutions looking for a problem, regulatory and IRB experts, as well as intellectual property and commercialization experts are all welcome to join.
Learn more about the Innovators' Forum.
Telehealth Task Force
Under the leadership of Naomi Fried, Chief Innovation Officer, PhD, a task force has been established to develop hospital-wide strategy for a telehealth program that includes the remote delivery of care and physician to physician virtual consultations.
Learn more about the Telehealth Task Force.
Social Platform for Accelerating Resources and Connections (SPARC)
SPARC is our internal social networking website designed to foster communication and collaboration resulting in continued innovation across Children’s.
Learn more about SPARC.
Innovation Boot Camp
“Boot Camp” is a two-hour “crash course” to empower participants to create change in their clinical areas. Boot camp starts with an introduction to the innovation lifecycle and resources available at Children’s to support innovation. Experienced innovators share their learnings and participants take part in interactive exercises to develop innovative solutions to clinical problems.
Colleague 2 Colleague Ideation Team (C2Ci)
Idea coaching for innovations in clinical care
The Colleague 2 Colleague Ideation Team (C2Ci) is a program designed to provide a safe and confidential environment for an independent assessment and feasibility review of new ideas. C2Ci is committed to facilitating open discussions and feedback on early-stage ideas. The team is led by a diverse group of clinicians and researchers and is sponsored by the Innovation Acceleration Program.
Learn more about C2Ci