Early stage investor, entrepreneurial engineer, and Donaghue adviser. Konstantine Drakonakis is an example of the individuals with diverse skills tapped by Donaghue to provide guidance on its R3 – Making Research Relevant & Ready – grant program.
When Donaghue developed its R3 advisory group, we knew that we had to go outside the usual territory of clinical researchers. After all, R3 isn’t about research; it’s about how to use the results from research. Assessing the potential for larger implementation of an evidence-based health intervention requires expertise from business, finance, marketing and communications, non-profit organizational structure and capacity, health care delivery systems, IT and graphic design. Our R3 advisers represent all of those fields. They’ve helped us shape the application process, evaluated letters of intent and applications, and will assist us in evaluating the program as we move it into its second cycle of application solicitation and review.