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Upstate MIND Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MIND MDIC)

The Upstate MIND – a Medical Innovation and Novel Discovery Center within the CNY Biotech Accelerator – is providing a new program to assist early stage medical device innovators.  Up to six individuals/teams per year will be accepted into a six-month program receiving FREE work space in the Upstate MIND Creation Garage.  Accepted Upstate MIND Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC) participants will also attend the new “Concept to Commercialization” Bootcamp – a series of (3) 2-day workshops.

Selected Upstate MIND MDIC Participants will:

  • Develop and test early prototypes
  • Seek funding and team members
  • Produce marketing and customer data
  • Develop a Business Plan and determine regulatory strategy
  • Develop a pitch presentation
  • Gain access to innovation ecosystem mentors

MIND MDIC Participant Benefits and Awards

  • All participants receive fee-waived registration to the “Concept to Commercialization” Bootcamp – a value of $240 per team member
  • Eligible participant(s) will be selected to receive an additional 6-months free space within the Creation Garage to include access to shared equipment – valued at $1050
  • One eligible participant will be selected to receive a Patent Landscape performed by ICIP Consultants – a $5,000-$10,000 value


Applications are due by May 31, 2017.  Selection of participants will be made by the MIND MDIC Review Committee and participants contacted at the end of June with a program start of July 15.

For questions or more info call  315-464-9288 or email cnybac@upstate.edu.

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