Essential to the ICTS mission is connecting research results with improved human health. Implementation science is the process that takes promising research and translates it into relevant application in a real-world setting. Entrepreneurship, working hand-in-hand with implementation science, extends the process to marketable products and services. By supporting these complementary fields, the ICTS works to ensure that research findings are effective, scalable and can be employed to advance human health.
The ICTS offers training in implementation science and entrepreneurship and provides tools to efficiently and effectively test strategies for translating evidence-based prevention, diagnosis and treatment strategies.
Training: Learn more about available implementation science and entrepreneurial biomedical training opportunities.
In addition, through the CRTC, the ICTS offers a Translational Sciences Postdoctoral Program (TSPP) with areas of focus in Dissemination and Implementation, Entrepreneurship, and research innovation and technology transfer. Learn more about the TSPP.
Funding: The ICTS provides collaborative funding for:
- The LEAP Inventor Challenge (Leadership in Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program). LEAP engages and trains faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and staff teams toward commercial development of their product.
- DandI (Dissemination and Implementation) Pilot Funding Program projects. These funding programs support the development of innovative projects in a broad range of dissemination and implementation studies.
Resources: Dissemination and Implementation Toolkits
In collaboration with our partner institution, the University of Missouri – Columbia (MU), School of Journalism, we review the ways in which our CTSA hub provides useful information to various communities regarding the findings of clinical research. Working specifically with MU’s Health Communication Research Center (HCRC), we are learning how to best develop and deliver our content to diverse urban and rural communities.
Review the core services below for assistance with implementation science and entrepreneurship in your own research.