Our Work Applying Lean Startup Methods to Solve Big Challenges in Healthcare

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Applying Lean Startup Methods to Solve Big Challenges in Healthcare

The Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), led by the University of Illinois System in partnership with global research universities, works with science and research teams who are exploring innovative ways to address really big challenges. DPI needed a partner who could help a research team trying to address major issues in healthcare.

Company Discovery Partners Institute
Industry Health and Life Sciences
Size N/A
Headquarters Chicago, IL

Check out highlights from the project

Identifying Solutions through A.I.

DPI partnered with EX3 Labs to facilitate an interactive workshop aimed at helping their research team use lean startup methods to tackle challenges in neuroscience, cardio-oncology and COVID-19. There were three main objectives: (1) build awareness and excitement around a new initiative to explore how artificial intelligence can be used to improve health outcomes, (2) identify and prioritize current challenges in neuroscience, cardio-oncology and COVID-19, and (3) collaborate with thought leaders to define the value of various solutions.

“[The session] led to a lot of thought-provoking ideas and the ability to collaborate and communicate beyond the confines of the workshop itself.” Dr. Paul Arnold, Associate Medical Director of The Carle Neuroscience Institute

Taking a Different Approach

The virtual session split participants into breakout groups centered around the three main areas: COVID-19, neurosciences, and cardio-oncology. Each group took a deeper dive into those areas and collaborated to identify unique, AI-driven solutions. Leveraging Lean Startup methods created an environment where academic, healthcare and industry thought leaders could work together, quickly and creatively, to address significant issues confronting healthcare.