Online Registration Is Open for Medical Main Street’s INNO-VENTION 2014

Online registration is open for INNO-VENTION 2014, Southeastern Michigan’s premier health care and life science conference.

The event, now in its third year, is set for Oct. 21-22 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Along with the Medical Main Street Network, INNO-VENTION 2014 will build valuable relationships and productive collaborations in the region and globally. Register online at The $149 price includes a networking reception, the conference and luncheon.

INNO-VENTION 2014 includes:

  • Pre-conference networking reception
  • Demonstration Alley exhibitors
  • Expanded Commercialization Competition, during which entrepreneurs pitch new investment opportunities to potential investors
  • Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Pure Michigan Business Connect – matchmaking with purchasing agents from major health care providers
  • Concurrent industry break-out sessions on Intellectual Property, Accountable Care Organizations, Wellness and Mobile Health Care
  • The INNO-VATOR of the Year Award luncheon

“This is a very popular event and it’s gotten bigger every year, with last year’s conference drawing more than 600 people,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “I hope to see you there.”

Registration is open for life science and health care companies who want to showcase their innovative products and technologies at Demonstration Alley. Product evaluation criteria for the demonstration area includes: health care-related products that are new-to-market, visual, and award winning. Companies wishing to be considered for space on Demonstration Alley should apply online at by Sept. 5.

Nominations are also being accepted online for the 2014 “INNO-VATOR of the Year” award, honoring the creators of a medical device which demonstrates the most dramatic change in the health care industry in Michigan. To be considered for the award, the device must have been developed in Michigan, achieved prototype development and validation, and incorporate a game-changing innovation.

INNO-VENTION 2013 attracted more than 600 health professionals, clinicians, investors and suppliers. A global audience of more than 95,000 people was reached through social media in the United States, Europe, Asia and Canada. Part of this year’s conference will be live streamed.

Patterson created Medical Main Street in 2008. The Medical Main Street board includes Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Beaumont Health System, Beckman Coulter Molecular Diagnostics, Crittenton Hospital, DMC Huron Valley Hospital, Ferndale Laboratories, Henry Ford Health Systems, Housey Pharmaceuticals, McLaren Health Care, MichBio, State Rep. Gail Haines, R-Waterford, Oakland Community College, Oakland University, Oxus Inc., Priority Health, Rockwell Medical Technologies, St. John Providence Health System and St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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