A ‘shark tank’ review process will help determine the winner. Contenders pitch and defend their technologies to our sharks—a panel of experts. The voting system will also include audience participation.
The ‘innovation track’ at this year’s TCT includes:
- Innovative Concepts, Diagnostics, and Therapies (2 sessions)
- 'Shark Tank' Competition
- Late-Breaking Early Feasibility and First-in-Human Clinical Studies
Over the past year, the launch of SCI’s page has been successful largely due to the robust interaction with you. We appreciate your input as we build on that success and continue to keep the page relevant, insightful and consequential.
Lastly, the Skirball Center for Innovation will host soccer legend Carlo Ancelotti in an evening event on October 13th. Coach Ancelotti will touch on many innovation-centered themes in his discussion.
We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco in 3 weeks!
All the best,
Juan F. Granada, MD
Executive Director and Chief Innovation Officer
CRF Skirball Center for Innovation
CARLO ANCELOTTI VISITS TCT
Legendary European soccer coach Carlo Ancelotti will spend a very special evening with us at 8:30pm on Tuesday, October 13, at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Grand Ballroom B. Coach Ancelotti will touch on a number of subjects, including the techniques he employed to motivate and optimize the abilities of players, from juniors to seasoned professionals with contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Ancelotti has enjoyed success at every level of competition, and his experiences far transcend sport.
TCT INNOVATION TRACK
CRF Interventional Innovation Award Competition: The Innovation Award process began months ago, when CRF issued a ‘Call for Science’ on the TCT 2015 website. After the submission deadline passed, eight technologies were chosen from the pool of entrants. The 'Shark Tank' audience and a select panel will choose two finalists, with the winning technology presented in the Main Arena on Thursday, October 15.
‘Shark Tank’ Judges at TCT
Interactive Training Center
As part of the Innovative Agenda at TCT 2015, CRF brings back the Interactive Technology Center. The sessions will run Monday and Tuesday from 9am-12pm and Wednesday from 9am- 2pm at the ITC and Demonstration Theater. Subjects covered include LAA, MitraClip, TAVR, and Complex PCI Technologies.
Video Flashback: TCT 2014
SCI Executive Director Dr. Granada moderated a discussion at last year’s TCT on transition points in interventional cardiology innovation with legal expert Casey McGlynn, researcher Peter Fitzgerald, and device executive Dale Wahlstrom.