Learn more about our annual E2I grant, a grant based program that expedites your innovations
The D&I Launchpad is here to help support UW researchers reach their implementation goals
Evidence to Implementation
The purpose of the E2I award is to expedite dissemination of evidence based practices, interventions, and innovations to appropriate end-users using the D&I Launchpad Program. These include self-management or other health promotion workshops and interventions, and health services innovations that improve delivery of care in the health care or community setting.
This award supports the creation of a Launchpad Package to support the dissemination and implementation of the evidence-based intervention or innovation. The elements of the Launchpad Package will be unique to each project, but may include a business plan – value proposition, marketing, sales, financials, intellectual property review, and the necessary tools and materials to support it.
The E2I Award Program was launched in 2018 with two awardees, and expanded this spring to three awards. The E2I application process is unique in that finalists work closely with the D&I Launchpad to co-create a robust final application, which is then subject to a competitive outside review.
Check back in fall for information about the 2022 E2I RFA!
Our D&I Launchpad team is very excited to work with this years awardees representing three innovative programs. These programs have incredible potential to make a significant impact on the health of Wisconsin and beyond. The Launchpad team’s expertise will help with the future growth and sustainability of these programs.
Director of the D & I Launchpad
E2I Case Study - Tai Chi Prime
Tai Chi Prime is a six-week evidence-based class series which has been proven to reduce the risk of falling. Classes feature instruction in tai chi and qi gong basics, home practice coaching, DVDs for home practice, and exercises to embed into activities of daily living.
Betty Chewning is the PI for Tai Chi Prime, and was awarded the Evidence to Implementation (E2I) grant in 2018. Watch this 4-minute video to learn more about E2I and how the D&I Launchpad is able to help UW researchers launch their innovation to market.
The D&I Launchpad provides translation and packaging contracting service for investigators to help them package innovations for broad use. Using dissemination and implementation principles, we work with investigators and their stakeholders to develop the best approaches to implement these innovations. This may include marketing pieces, toolkits and implementation guides.
A case study of this service can be seen in the following slides.