Brendan will discuss his research on the innovation processes of Grand River Hospital, Kids Ability, and Schlegel Villages as well as provide an introduction to the concept of open-innovation, specifically in healthcare.
He will also provide an overview of a Workplace Innovation Program that uses a similar innovation management model to CREATE. As part of that program, they use a needs “Needs Finding and Assessment” process to help teams identify the most valuable and viable opportunities for new products and services.
About Brendan Wylie-Toal
Brendan's career has centred around the creation of funding and training programs to generate economic growth in Ontario. Over the past 15+ years. he has led the creation of programs that have generated over $35M of increased revenue and follow-on funding for local Organizations.
Brendan's specific interest are in how to use business and policies to redress social and environmental challenges. As part of the work, Brendan teaches two social entrepreneurship courses and runs a social enterprise development program at the University of Waterloo. His teaching philosophies centre around action-based and experiential learning. He is currently applying these skills to support the development of an Indigenous Entrepreneurship Minor at the University of Waterloo.
Brendan also a long history of supporting the non-profit and health care sector. He is currently the Chair of the Ontario Trillium Foundation's $83M COVID response fund and advises a handful of local healthcare groups on how to design and manage innovation programs.
Event link and login information will be included in the registration confirmation email.