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Research, Develop, Produce & Repeat: Making the Most of Your Research Funding

Kurt Geitz  (Vice President, Research & Development, Endoscopy Division, Boston Scientific)

Location: 160B

Date: Wednesday, May 15

Time: 8:30 am - 9:15 am

Track: BIOMEDevice Boston, Track B: Research & Development

Vault Recording: TBD

Because R&D activities don’t offer an immediate return on investment, there can often be a money crunch—that is, the uncertainty about how much funding to pour into R&D, and where precisely to pour it. Many engineers stress the importance of the earliest design stages, so should more funding be allocated there? But a product can’t hit the market without validation and testing, so should those phases receive more funding?

Topics covered include:
  • Weighing inhouse R&D activities vs. outsourcing them
  • Acquiring or partnering with specialized groups
  • Dealing with challenges of complex products/projects
  • Overcoming immense pressure for using time and money appropriately

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