Innovation Blender

OVERVIEW

The Roux Institute logoJoin MaineHealth Innovation and The Roux Institute at Northeastern University as local innovators in the healthcare space share their latest novel ideas, and help brainstorm solutions to their project needs. Come collide with MaineHealth pioneers, The Roux Institute community and local entrepreneurial talent as we collaborate to pave a healthier future forward – one healthcare opportunity at a time.

The Innovation Blender is a program designed to mix practitioners, researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators from a variety of backgrounds together to ideate on challenges. Each monthly event consists of brainstorming around innovators’ presented challenges and proposed breakthrough technologies.

Our Goal: Increase collisions of incredible people trying to solve big challenges!

“I had no idea what to expect and I loved every minute.”

Innovation Blender participant

NEXT EVENT

Stay tuned for the next Innovation Blender events coming in Fall 2022!

APPLY TO BE A SPEAKER

Do you have an solution to an unmet care need that needs some further brainstorming and discussion? Consider applying to be a future Innovation Blender speaker.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Each Innovation Blender event features a different healthcare opportunity and subject matter, so please refer to the specific event page to learn more about event content. Of course, anyone who is interested in innovation is welcome to attend.

PAST SPEAKERS

Activas Goes Under the Sheets to Innovate Neurotech
M.J. Hayes, PhD & A. Abedi, PhD – Co-Founders, Activas Diagnostics


Hey Freya Innovates Women’s Health
Helkin Berg – CEO & Founder, Hey Freya


Neuright, Inc. Tackles Peripheral Neuropathy: Catch it Early, Fix it Fast!
Kristy Townshend, PhD – Co-Founder, Neuright, Inc.

Navigating the ER
Samir Haydar, DO – Emergency Physician, MMC


Shifting the Healthcare Productivity Paradigm
Heidi Morin, RN, MSN, MBA – Nursing Director, MMC


Transforming the Bio Bank
Anne Breggia, PhD – Director of the Center for Applied Science & Technology, MaineHealth Institute of Research


Artificial Intelligence & Healthcare Administration
Paul Chausse, Jr. – VP of Revenue Cycle Management, MaineHealth


Value Proposition 101 & The Mobile Palliative Care Link
Susan Miesfeldt, MD – Oncologist & Researcher, MaineHealth


KinoTek – The Future of Movement Analysis
Justin Hafner – CEO, KinoTek


Pocket Nodules – A Strategic “Bench to Clinic” Healthcare Innovation
Theresa Roelke, APRN-AGPCNP – Nurse Practitioner, MaineHealth


Introducing The Roux Institute TechStars Accelerator Start Ups
Ashi Batchu
Founder, MCSquared Health

Ngoc Le & Kevin Yee
Founders, Phase Zero

Hannes Bend
Founder, breathing. ai


PerZeptions, Inc.
Peter Bex, BS, PhD
Co-Founder and CTO, PerZeption, Inc.

Jan Kerswetat, B.Sc., PhD
Co-Founder and CEO, PerZeption, Inc.

Averting Trouble Ahead: An Algorithm for Predicting Aggression
Matthew Siegel, MD – VP of Medical Affairs of Development Disorders, Maine Behavioral Health
Matthew Goodwin, PhD –  Associate Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University


Neonatal Augmented Reality Simulation: Improving Outcomes at Rural Birthing Centers
Mary Ottolini, MD, MEd, MPH – George W. Hallet, MD Chair of Pediatrics, The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center
Michael Ferguson, MD, MTeach- Pediatric Intensivist, The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center


Fishing for Clots 2.0: Developing Smarter Tools to Save Brain Tissue
Rob Ecker, MD, MBA – Chief of Neuroscience, MaineHealth & Neurosurgeon


Keeping it Cool: Therapeutic Hypothermia to Prevent Brain Injury in Newborns
Alexa Craig, MD, MSc – Neonatal and Pediatric Neurologist, Maine Medical Partners


Cervical Cancer: See It, Zap It and Prevent It
Obieze Nwanna-Nzewunwa, MD, MS – Surgery Resident, Maine Medical Center


Mapping Melanoma in Maine
E. Vinny Seiverling, MD – Dermatologist, Maine Medical Partners


Focusing on Fat in Cancer
Michaela Reagan, PhD – Faculty Scientist I, MaineHealth Institute for Research


New Therapeutics to Reactivate the Body’s Immune System to Combat Cancer
Peter Brooks, PhD – Faculty Scientist III, MaineHealth Institute for Research