Venture cafe Providence, NEMIC, AND XIMEDICA GO VIRTUAL

SAVE THE DATE | THURSDAY, APRIL 8| 10:30AM - 1:00PM

MedTech is a rapidly growing and evolving industry in Rhode Island driving economic growth and advancing scientific knowledge.

Join us every month as we explore innovations in MedTech and related fields with the MedTech Innovation Forum and learn the skills, resources and tools needed to bring a new MedTech Innovation to market. This monthly program is in partnership with Ximedica and the New England Medical Innovation Forum.

Lead and Moderated by

Jessica Willing-Pichs, LLB – Principal, Research and Product Strategy

As a Principal Research and Product Strategist, Jessica leads the gathering of user input that informs and guides product teams throughout the design development from early concepting to design freeze. Her work extends to defining user populations, prioritizing stated and latent needs, establishing use context and workflow, examining and validating design for both usability and commercial success. She has extensive experience in surgical and critical care devices, home healthcare products as well as clinical systems workflow improvement.

Jessica came to Ximedica in 2005 from the advertising industry, having worked for New York ad agencies Wells Rich Greene, Cliff Freeman & Partners and Omnicom’s Merkley & Partners, helping build brands for both global and national clients including BMW motorcycles, The Coca Cola Company, Heineken USA, Liberty Mutual and Citigroup. Jessica has over 20 years’ experience in user and market research, applying a wide range of both quantitative and qualitative research skills to reveal unique consumer insights for brand management, marketing communications and product development.

Jessica is particularly interested in human behavioral psychology and observational anthropology and enjoys continually staying abreast of marketplace and consumer trends, across a wide variety of industry categories. Jessica graduated from the University College London.

HOW TO JOIN EVENT

*THE CHECK IN BUTTON ABOVE WILL ONLY BE ACTIVE DURING EVENT TIME (EST)*

At the event start time, please click on the button above to check in via our Venture Café kiosk system. Upon completion, you will be directed to the event in Zoom.

THIS SERIES IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY

NEMIC is a Med Tech Hub that provides expert support, education, connections to funding, and specialized expertise to innovators and entrepreneurs in the medical technologies space. We draw on an extensive network of SMEs, facilitate clinical access, and provide a co-working space to help harness creativity and productivity.

Ximedica is a full-service ISO 13485-certified and FDA-registered product development firm. For 30 years Ximedica has provided a unique growth platform enabling organizations to successfully deploy medical technology products into the market. Healthcare companies partner with Ximedica to strategize, design and develop medical devices with proven results that change the world.


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