Now accepting applications to the Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC)

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The Upstate MIND – a Medical Innovation and Novel Discovery Center within the CNY Biotech Accelerator – is providing a grant-funded intensive mentorship program to assist early stage medical device innovators. Participants/teams accepted into the six-month program (mid-July through January) receive FREE workspace in the Upstate MIND Creation Garage and fee-waived registration to the “Concept to Commercialization” Bootcamp as well as access to resources, equipment and mentorship. Upstate MIND MDIC Participants will:

  • Gain access to University researchers and graduate students
  • Produce marketing and customer data
  • Develop and test early prototypes
  • Determine regulatory strategy
  • Develop a Business Plan and Pitch Presentation
  • Gain assistance from Innovation Ecosystem mentors and provider networks
  • Applications are due June 15, 2018

Click here to apply    

For questions or more info call  315-464-9288, 315-464-9290 or email


The Upstate MIND MDIC Review Committee will select participants based on clarity of innovation idea, the lead applicant/team members, scalability and product viability.

Upstate MIND MDIC is brought to you by:

CNY Biotech Accelerator, NextCorps (formerly High Tech Rochester) and NYS Science + Technology Law Center at Syracuse University