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Based in Montreal, Hinnovic.org publishes content in both French and English. If you wish to see only English content, you may choose among the posts below.

About Hinnovic.org

Hinnovic is an independent blog that we launched in 2008, which is devoted to the analysis of health innovation. It is funded exclusively through public research grants. My team and I believe that in order to improve population health and the governance of health care systems, inclusive and rich debates about health innovation must be fostered.

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Margaret Magdesian, from academia to biomedical startup

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Qu’est-ce qui pousse une chercheure à se lancer dans la création d’une startup et quels sont les défis à relever en tant qu’académique dans le processus d’accélération d’entreprise. Entrevue téléphonique avec la créatrice de Ananda Devices, Margaret Magdesian.

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Knowledge Flows in the Incubation Process: Lessons Learned from a Comparative Study

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Tzameret H. Rubin (Ph.D.) is senior research and enterprise associate at University of Loughborough, UK. In 2015, she published a comparative study with her colleagues Tor Helge Aas and Andrew Stead. This study aims to better understand the knowledge flows between incubatees, former incubatees and incubators. Among other things, the findings suggest that universities play […]

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Using social finance to scale up innovations

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What is social finance or “impact investing”? In this interview Erica Barbosa Vargas talks about impact investing as an instrument to scale up innovations and solutions to important social challenges. According to her, it is also a tool to transform the market, no less!

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Crowdfunding: an old idea to support new ones?

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In this interview Rodrigo Davie presents the origins and core principles of crowdfunding and also offers his views about the popularity of crowdfunding and its relevance for supporting innovative projects in health and other domains

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Learning from emerging economies : the case of Brazil

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The idea for this dossier on health innovations in Brazil stems from a desire to transform vague impressions into tangible knowledge. Pascale – the founder of Hinnovic – came back enthusiastic from a workshop hosted in Fortaleza, Brazil. Through the various conversations she had with Brazilian researchers, industry and government representatives, she discovered an emerging […]

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Science, Technology and Innovation in the Brazilian Unified Health System

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Brazil is one of the world’s biggest economies. A recently-formed, yet stable democracy, the country has fairly solid political institutions, a large and relatively young population, a national Constitution that ensures extensive social rights and a health care system designed to be public and universal – the Unified Health System (SUS).  

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Tackling Health Inequalities through the Brazilian public health system

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Brazil saw during the last thirty years an impressive decline in its infant mortality rate as well as important gains in life expectancy. Despite these important achievements, new data, produced in the period, made clear the magnitude of health inequalities present in the country. For example, in the 1980s the mean of the infant mortality […]

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From National Health System to the Health Industry Complex

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The Brazilian government has faced challenges emerging from its health extensive obligations such as national health coverage along with free and universal access to AIDS medicines. Both the burdens of high cost drugs on public finances and concerns over the stability of supply prompted the government to act. The Ministry of Health introduced measures to […]

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On Brazil-Cuba South-South Cooperation

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South-South cooperation is one of Brazil’s pillars of foreign policy and includes diverse cooperation in health biotechnology. For example, in 1986, Brazil and Argentina established a specific programme to support their cooperation in biotechnology, the Centre Brasileiro-Argentino de Biotechnologia, the goal of which was to foster training and joint research between the two countries. Currently, […]

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Design to promote independent living

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From our « Clever solutions for health » series Still interested in finding clever and socially relevant solutions for health? We invite you to listen to David Seidel’s talk presented at the TEDxMontrealQuartierLatin, an event hosted by the Hinnovic team on October 1st, 2010. Stressing demographic changes associated to ageing, David argues in favor of universal design […]

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