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NHHPC Workshop: Innovation through Co-Development - Engaging Partners
July 30, 2014

[image-51][image-133]NHHPC members were invited to join us for the 5th annual workshop on Innovation through Co-development: Engaging Partners, held Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in Houston, TX.  We explored ways to successfully engage partners and stakeholders, global strategies for collaborative innovation, and models for co-development that advance innovation. 

We had a great line-up of keynote speakers:

  • Ellen Ochoa, Center Director, NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Scott Parazynski, Director and Chief Medical Officer, UTMB Center for Polar Medical Operations 
  • Robert C. Robbins, President and Chief Executive Officer, Texas Medical Center
  • Gene Kranz, leader of the team of flight directors who brought the Apollo 13 spaceship safely back to Earth
  • Dwayne Spradlin, Chief Executive Officer, Health Data Consortium 

An expert panel addressed co-development successes and challenges:

  • Jerry Baker, Chief Executive Officer, HIT Application Solutions
  • Simon Evetts, International Collaborations Development Manager, Wyle
  • Bill Kernick, Chief Technology Officer, GE Ventures & Healthymagination
  • Ty Rollin, Chief Technology Officer, Mobiquity 
  • Walter Ulrich, Chief Executive Officer, Houston Technology Center 

Workshop Program and Biographies:

Widely Attending Gathering Designation for Networking Reception (PDF)


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Houston Technology Center Midtown
Named by Forbes' as one of "Ten Technology Incubators Changing the World" the Houston Technology Center is the largest technology business incubator and accelerator in Texas.
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Dr. Ellen Ochoa
Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Director, Johnson Space Center.
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Mr. Gene Kranz
Mr. Gene Kranz
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Dr. Scott Parazynski
Dr. Scott Parazynski
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Mr. Dwayne Spradlin
Mr. Dwayne Spradlin
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BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC)
The BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) is an innovative space where scientists and educators from Rice University and other Texas Medical Center institutions work together to perform leading research that benefits human medicine and health.
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