Be part of a Medical Device Innovation Challenge by the CNY Biotech Accelerator

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Syracuse and Central New York are rich in intellectual capital and has a strong support ecosystem for biotechnology ventures as the home to nearly 3,000 jobs in that sector.  The Central New NY Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC), operated by the region’s only academic medical center, Upstate Medical University is a key LaunchPad partner, through its Medical Device Innovation Challenge initiative, as well as important technical assistance programs through its Concept to Commercialization bootcamp.  Applications are now open through May 31 to its 2020 Medical Device Innovation Challenge. We strongly invite Syracuse innovators to apply to this NYS Empire State Development grant-funded challenge, because the imperative to innovate in the medical device space has never been more compelling. Syracuse University LaunchPad teams In-Spire and MedUX were selected to participate in the past two rounds, benefiting greatly from their experiences working with mentors to advance inventions through early stage commercialization. Teams selected may participate virtually or on-site at the Creation Garage at the CNYBAC in Syracuse, which is part of the NYS Opportunity Zone, New York Innovation Hot Spot and Start-Up NY programs, offering favorable tax advantages.

Teams receive intensive mentorship during the program related to legal, regulatory, commercialization, product development and more, as well as coordinated access to SUNY Upstate Medical University research partners, clinical experts and core facilities.

Click here to apply. For questions, email