1. Who is permitted to submit an idea?
2. Is there a cost to make a submission?
3. Is there a financial award for the winners?
4. What should I do if my employer has a policy that prevents me from making a submission?
5. Can my submission be treated as confidential?
6. Will making a submission cause me to lose my rights to the idea?
7. Can I submit more than one idea?
8. What is the review process?
9. What are the review criteria?
10. When and how will winners be notified / announced?
11. Wouldn’t a better use of our time and resources be to help those in the medical community on ‘the front lines’?
12. Why should anyone expend any energy on advancing orthopedic care when the real issue is keeping people alive?
13. I don’t have an idea, but I want to help with this initiative. How can I do this?
14. I would like to provide funding to support this initiative, how do I do this?
15. Will the winners be given guidance on how to bring their idea to market quickly?
16. I don’t have any idea how, or the means to, bring my idea to market. Am I still qualified to make a submission?
17. How will the winners be recognized?
18. Will the submitters and/or their ideas that don’t win be recognized?
19. Does my idea need to already be cleared by the FDA (or at least submitted to the FDA)?
20. Does my idea need to already be on the market and have clinical usage or results?
21. My idea isn’t entirely ‘new to the world’. It is:
- Yes, if it is generally not being used to treat orthopedic patients today.
- Yes. We want patients worldwide to benefit from what is helping others with like orthopedic
conditions in another part of the world.
- No. This is an innovation initiative, not an advertising initiative.
22. My idea is not patented, patent pending or even potentially novel. Should I still submit?
23. May I submit an idea anonymously?
24. May I submit someone else’s idea?
25. If my idea is chosen, then what will the next steps be?
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