Healthcare & Innovation

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Healthcare & Innovation

The centre of expertise’s research and training activities cover the entire health chain, “from the molecule to the patient’s bed”. It has adopted the WHO’s definition, which considers health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. 

Managed by Corinne Grenier, the Centre explores the issues of strategy, governance and organisational or management models to favour innovation in sectors including Pharmaceuticals and Biotech, healthcare and medico-social and social care and support or health promotion (public health), to favour the well-being of patients, dependent people and citizens in general.

By encompassing the complete health ecosystem and its related sectors in addition to the field of digital technology, it is possible to understand the complex interrelationships favouring but also holding back innovation. 

The Centre research areas, training programmes and projects are defined in close collaboration with businesses, public regulatory bodies and users related to the heath industry.

 Every two years, Corinne Grenier organises the Marseille Academic Colloquiums on Health and manages the “Health and Innovation” Collection at ISTE, enabling the Centre to take stock of or stimulate research work and forums for debate, focusing on the issue of health innovation. 

Research areas

KEDGE’S expertise in the Health & Innovation field is greatly aided by its close proximity with the professional and institutional community. It is strongly focused on innovation.

Via its research work and training activities (as part of basic training or Executive Education), the Centre seeks to offer responses to a number of questions stimulating debates in the health industry:

  • How can a culture of open innovation be promoted in highly “routinised” and compartmentalised organisations? 
  • How can we encourage organisations to absorb innovative ideas and models to renew their skills? 
  • How can the operators’ entrepreneurial capacities be evaluated? 
  • What sort of structures or environments can favour the emergence of innovative concepts?
  • How can the methodological approaches of design thinking be used to promote innovation? 
  • What are the available means for encouraging the dissemination of innovation and new professional practices? 
  • How can we innovate in the governance of public policies? 
  • Why and how should care activities be co-produced (involving patients in the definition of treatments, programmes, equipment, etc.)? 
  • How can we promote a culture and practices favouring public health? 
  • What are the new occupations emerging in this sector? 
  • How can we innovate in the field of quality-of-life at work? 

The Team