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Learn About Medtech Innovation in New GCMI Guide

ATLANTA, Georgia - In partnership with Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI), iCAN is pleased to share insight for a special inspirational guide to futher support the creativity and 'can-do' attitude of youth members in developing new ideas. GCMI created this book to be a comprehensive guide about medtech innovation and iCAN recently sat down to learn a bit more from the guide's founder, Amy Leiter.





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Why did you want to write this Guide?


We wanted it available for people with a passion for innovation, to understand the process involved. We like to say that GCMI accelerates medtech innovation, but that doesn’t necessarily mean to go faster or skip steps along the way to get to the finish line. It may mean that you have to slow down to speed up and that is an important lesson for kids to learn.


Tell us a little more about yourself.


My daughter was a preemie and so many times in the NICU we would say ‘ two steps forward, one step back’ it became the norm and the same applies here and in life, ultimately for growth. In a world of fast paced, get to the end video games, it’s good for kids to embrace the slow down to speed up mentality.


What do you hope readers take away after reading this guide?


I like to say, GCMI is here to facilitate and guide, not police the process. We’re augmentation of people’s team in a really important process of medtech innovation. We want the innovator and entrepreneur to ‘be the passion!!’ and never lose that spirit. It’s what will get an idea across the finish line, but it's even more important to couple it with the right team to help. That’s where GCMI can step in.



Thank you to Amy and to all at GCMI for continuing to inspire iCAN!


I like to say, GCMI is here to facilitate and guide, not police the process. We’re augmentation of people’s team in a really important process of medtech innovation. We want the innovator and entrepreneur to ‘be the passion!!’ and never lose that spirit. It’s what will get an idea across the finish line, but it's even more important to couple it with the right team to help. That’s where GCMI can step in.


To learn more about iCAN and how kids are sharing their ideas, visit www.icanresearch.org.


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