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Adoption and Diffusion of Disruptive Technologies : The Case of Additive Manufacturing in Medical Technology Industry in Australia

Tavassoli, Sam LU ; Brandt, Milan ; Qian, Ma ; Arenius, Pia ; Kianian, Babak LU ; Diegel, Olaf LU ; Mention, Anne Laure ; Cole, Ivan ; Elghitany, Aly and Pope, Leon (2020) 17th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing 2019 In Procedia Manufacturing 43. p.18-24
Abstract

This paper provides the preliminary findings of a newly granted two-year project investigating the adoption of disruptive technologies, by focusing on the case of additive manufacturing (AM) in the medical technology (MedTech) industry, particularly implant applications. This is done by (I) stakeholder mapping of the industry in Australia. This included members of industry, researchers, academics, regulatory experts and MedTech consultants. (II) Identifying the top four major opportunity areas in which innovation can foster the adoption of AM implants, them being developments in Materials Science, Technology, Business Models, and Regulation & Quality Management. (III) Identifying and discussing the barriers in realizing such... (More)

This paper provides the preliminary findings of a newly granted two-year project investigating the adoption of disruptive technologies, by focusing on the case of additive manufacturing (AM) in the medical technology (MedTech) industry, particularly implant applications. This is done by (I) stakeholder mapping of the industry in Australia. This included members of industry, researchers, academics, regulatory experts and MedTech consultants. (II) Identifying the top four major opportunity areas in which innovation can foster the adoption of AM implants, them being developments in Materials Science, Technology, Business Models, and Regulation & Quality Management. (III) Identifying and discussing the barriers in realizing such opportunity areas in practice, and finally (IV) recommending solutions based on the discussion and understanding of the proposed barriers that are hindering the widespread adoption and diffusion of 3-D printed medical implants. The impact of the project will be to unlock the potential of AM applications in the medical technology, which will benefit potential new entrants to the industry, incumbent firms, health care system, and patients in Australia.

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3D printing, Additive manufacturing, Innovation adoption, Medical device industry, Stakeholder
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Sustainable Manufacturing - Hand in Hand to Sustainability on Globe: Proceedings of the 17th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing
series title
Procedia Manufacturing
volume
43
pages
7 pages
publisher
Elsevier
conference name
17th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing 2019
conference location
Shanghai, China
conference dates
2019-10-09 - 2019-10-11
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  • scopus:85088539372
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2351-9789
DOI
10.1016/j.promfg.2020.02.103
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English
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  abstract     = {<p>This paper provides the preliminary findings of a newly granted two-year project investigating the adoption of disruptive technologies, by focusing on the case of additive manufacturing (AM) in the medical technology (MedTech) industry, particularly implant applications. This is done by (I) stakeholder mapping of the industry in Australia. This included members of industry, researchers, academics, regulatory experts and MedTech consultants. (II) Identifying the top four major opportunity areas in which innovation can foster the adoption of AM implants, them being developments in Materials Science, Technology, Business Models, and Regulation &amp; Quality Management. (III) Identifying and discussing the barriers in realizing such opportunity areas in practice, and finally (IV) recommending solutions based on the discussion and understanding of the proposed barriers that are hindering the widespread adoption and diffusion of 3-D printed medical implants. The impact of the project will be to unlock the potential of AM applications in the medical technology, which will benefit potential new entrants to the industry, incumbent firms, health care system, and patients in Australia.</p>},
  author       = {Tavassoli, Sam and Brandt, Milan and Qian, Ma and Arenius, Pia and Kianian, Babak and Diegel, Olaf and Mention, Anne Laure and Cole, Ivan and Elghitany, Aly and Pope, Leon},
  booktitle    = {Sustainable Manufacturing - Hand in Hand to Sustainability on Globe: Proceedings of the 17th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing},
  issn         = {2351-9789},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {18--24},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Procedia Manufacturing},
  title        = {Adoption and Diffusion of Disruptive Technologies : The Case of Additive Manufacturing in Medical Technology Industry in Australia},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2020.02.103},
  doi          = {10.1016/j.promfg.2020.02.103},
  volume       = {43},
  year         = {2020},
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