Varian was looking for partners able to enhance radiology treatment with data-driven solutions.
Varian has been closely following the rapid evolution of AI and ML in application to oncology. The company has a firm foot in radiation treatment planning and delivery and with the help of external innovators wants to encompass a wider range of treatment-related services. Today, products and algorithms can become building blocks in the treatment platform of tomorrow.
We proposed to start open innovation outreach with a small scouting project. Vertical has conducted a brief pre-study of the interests that Varian may have in the project.
Based on the pre-study materials the public call was released and the outreach conducted in 5 streams: Alternative Imagery, Radiomics, Radiogenomics, Platform automation, and Quality assurance. These 5 innovation calls were processed through Vertical Scouting protocol.
Varian experts have kicked-off partnership negotiations with 6 companies in AI/ML and innovation for cancer treatment.
After a round of internal interest checks, Varian will reach out to some of these teams offering them to become a part of the Varian Innovation Center.