The Innovation Institute to Lead Cavendish Global Impact Forum Panel on Exponential Impacts of Collaboration

Today, The Innovation Institute announced that it will facilitate a panel discussion on collaboration for health care innovation at the Cavendish Global Impact Forum on October 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Intercontinental Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio.cavendish panel

Panel members include:

Barry Didato, Chief Investment Officer, The Innovation Institute, Moderator

Emily Fowler, Co-Founder, Hero X

Ryan Kelly, Ph.D., Director, Commercialization & Technology Transfer, Innovation Lab

Scott Parazynski, M.D., NASA Astronaut/Inventor

Semih Sen, Associate Director, Mubadala Healthcare, Abu Dhabi

“Collaboration can dramatically accelerate and scale the exponential impact on innovation,” said Didato. “The Innovation Institute is fond of the proverb, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together.’ Our panel of experts will be sharing their unique insights and real-life examples that are advancing innovation where it is needed most.”

Barry Didato is an expert in investments, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), startups, and has a global business perspective; Emily Fowler led the skunk project that became HeroX, and she pioneered Visioneering, a brainstorming process that generates world-changing ideas through incentivized competitions; Dr. Ryan Kelly, an immunologist, specializes in the process involved in taking therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device, and health care IT innovations from concept to commercialization, and currently works in alliance with Cleveland Clinic Innovations; Dr. Scott Parazynski is a five-time NASA space shuttle astronaut, accomplished physician and innovator in the field of telemedicine; and Semih Sen has vast experience in health care project development, start-ups, innovation and financing on an international scale

Alex Charlton, president, Cavendish Global, said, “The Forum, including this Panel discussion, will help the Cavendish community accomplish our objectives to champion and share information on specific sustainable philanthropy; impact investment strategies that work, create durable relationships for years to come; access knowledge, insight and advice from experts driving major advances in health and medical outcomes; and access opportunities to introduce Cavendish family offices to compelling private sector companies, researchers and not-for-profit organizations developing innovations with the potential for transformational impact.”

The Cavendish Global Impact Forum will be hosted by Cleveland Clinic in collaboration with Cleveland Clinic’s Medical Innovation Summit October 25 – 28.

About Cavendish Global

Cavendish Global provides family offices and their foundations (from North America, Europe, Asia, the GCC and Latin America) with a discrete, peer-to-peer knowledge expansion and relationship building environment, combined with the innovative resources required to help develop and implement their individual pro-social impact investment, grant making and sustainable philanthropy programs within health and the life sciences. For more information, visit

About The Innovation Institute

The Innovation Institute is an independent, for-profit LLC structured to cultivate innovative solutions to transform healthcare delivery. The Innovation Institute is owned by non-profit health systems. This collaborative taps into thousands of physicians, employees, and industry business partners to incubate and commercialize new medical products and ideas. Comprised of three distinct elements – an innovation lab, an investment fund, and a shared services group (Enterprise Development Group), The Institute strives to “do more, with less, for more people.” For more information, visit