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idea 2 Learn MOOC logoidea 2 IMPACT (i2I) will guide you step by step through the experience of developing an innovative and entrepreneurial idea in assistive technology (AT), biomedical technology, and other types of technologies. The seven-week course is designed for academic research scientists, early-stage entrepreneurs, clinicians, and practitioner-researchers (rehabilitation engineers, OTs, PTs, MDs, PhDs, fellows, medical or other graduate-level students, undergraduates, faculty, and post-docs) who are new to entrepreneurship, and interested in translating research into practical applications to get their product or ideas to the intended audience. Each week, you will focus on a stage of the translational process to identify a problem, analyze stakeholders, define a solution, describe its benefits, research the competition, articulate differentiators and create an action plan.

The course was collaboratively designed by Babs Carryer, director of the University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute, Dr. Mary Goldberg, associate professor at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Dr. Jonathan Pearlman, chair and associate professor of the department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

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