Feb 26, 2024  |  4:00pm - 7:00pm

Idea Storming & Concept Curation: testing potential solutions to problems (A TRP workshop)

Agile education

From the Translational Research Program.

This series of five free hybrid workshops: Get ideas off the ground! aims to develop your skills in innovative thinking and problem-solving.

Geared towards healthcare innovators, including students, interns, researchers, and clinicians, this transformative series is designed to empower those seeking to advance their creative problem-solving skills in the context of real-world healthcare challenges.

The workshops will guide you through a systematic framework to better understand, define, and systematically ‘ideate’ to address innovation gaps.

You will focus on skills and strategies emphasizing systematic collaborative problem-solving as a crucial aspect of addressing innovation challenges in healthcare.

Learning objectives

In this session, we will generate, select, and test a diverse range of potential solutions.

You will utilize tools for idea generation, evaluation, and selection, employing analysis frameworks (e.g., weighted scoring model, SWOT analysis, cost-benefit analysis) to test the most promising ideas.

If you attend this series of workshops, you will:

  • Learn a systematic framework for addressing innovation challenges.
  • Improve your strategies for collaborative problem-solving.
  • Practise tools to improve outcomes for translational and entrepreneurial projects.

Who should attend

Anyone who wants to improve their creative problem-solving skills are welcome, such as:

  • Prospective students
  • Trainees and current students
  •  Interns
  • Academic faculty members and researchers
  • Healthcare professionals

Plus, anyone from any industry who has real-world problems that they need help addressing.

When & where

Monday, February 26, 4 - 7 pm

A hybrid event - online via Zoom or in person at:

263 McCaul, Toronto, ON, M5T 1W7, Canada

Register for the event

Please indicate if you are attending in person or online in the registration form. If you are attending online, a Zoom link will be sent the Friday before the event.

The full series

  • Session 1: Unlearn - Unlearn - Problem Illumination: reframe thinking to establish an innovative mindset. January 29, 4 – 7 pm (ET)
  • Session 2: Explore - Insight Forging: using research to uncover problem needs and project outcomes. February 12, 4 – 7 pm (ET)
  • Session 3: Idea Storming & Concept Curation: testing potential solutions to problems. February 26, 4 – 7 pm (ET) 
  • Session 4: Design Distillery/Creative Construction: how to validate and refine ideas. March 11, 4 – 7 pm (ET)
  • Session 5: Implementing through Reflective Renaissance: how to communicate the effectiveness of innovations. March 25, 4 – 7 pm (ET)