how it works


The Center facilitates the development of high-impact device development through pairing faculty into interdisciplinary teams. Medical device oriented grant opportunities are identified by the Center, then interdisciplinary faculty teams, with expertise in the area of impact, are formed, coordinated and supported by the Center. Our administrative support staff will assist in ideation meetings, grant processing, prototyping resources, funding opportunities, disclosure and confidentiality agreements, intellectual property review and the commercialization process. The Center has a formal relationship with the University Technology Venture Development program to assist in this process. The Center will serve as a liaison to provide expertise in intellectual property and regulatory advice and assist in grant and venture funding opportunities.