I visited Rochester Minnesota to meet with the head of the innovation team emerging out of the surgical unit at Mayo clinic. This is an internal initiative of the clinic separate from the Ventures group already operating with start-ups. It is focused on leveraging the internal insights & ideas of the surgical teams and practitioners are seeing on the front lines of the business. It can combine internal resources with the start up community to try and bring some of these ideas to life more rapidly and engage the staff in new ways. I was able to share the models and services the university was exploring developing and the potential for synergy was evident. While this new group was just forming I look forward to following their progress and to see how Mayo integrates the intrepreneurship with its venture teams.