Registration Ending Soon for Demonstration Alley at Medical Main Street’s INNO-VENTION 2014

In a recent press release it was announced that life science and health care companies who want to showcase their innovative products and technologies at Demonstration Alley as part of INNO-VENTION 2014 – a Medical Main Street Conference, have until Sept. 5 to register.

INNO-VENTION 2014 is set for Oct. 21-22 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi.

Conference organizers have expanded Demonstration Alley for the 2014 health care and life science event. They are looking for exhibits that have a demonstrable “wow” factor. Product evaluation criteria for the demonstration area includes: health care-related products that are new-to-market, visual and award winning. Interactive live demonstrations are preferred. Companies wishing to be considered for space on Demonstration Alley should apply online at

“Demonstration Alley has been one of the most popular features of our past conferences and I expect the 2014 edition will be the best we’ve ever had,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “This is a unique opportunity for companies to introduce leading-edge technology to the Medical Main Street community.”

The fee to participate in Demonstration Alley is $500, which includes exhibit space and one complimentary conference registration. Questions may be directed to Leslie Smith, CMP at (248) 353-0735, ext. 152 or Those selected will be notified by email by Sept. 12.

Along with the Medical Main Street Network, INNO-VENTION builds valuable relationships and productive regional and global collaborations. Registration is $149 and is available online at

This year’s conference includes:

  • Expanded Commercialization Competition
  • Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) – Future Trends in Health Care Employment presentation
  • Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Pure Michigan Business Connect – matchmaking with purchasing agents from major health care providers
  • Concurrent industry break-out sessions on Oct. 22
  • Networking reception on Oct. 21
  • The INNOVATOR of the Year Award luncheon

Online nominations are being accepted 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.

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, Detroit Medical Center, Ferndale Laboratories, Henry Ford Health System, Housey Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories, McLaren Health Care – Oakland, MichBio, State Rep. Gail Haines, R-Waterford, Oakland Community College, Oakland University, Oxus Inc., Priority Health, Rockwell Medical Technologies, St. John Providence Health System, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and Stryker.

For more information on how to get involved, conference sponsorships and programming from INNO-VENTION 2014, visit


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