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2019 Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC)

January 1 - May 31

CNYBAC, provides an intensive mentorship and early stage startup program, MDIC, supported in-part through an Empire State Development grant. Teams accepted into the six-month program receive FREE workspace and participate in intensive mentorship, networking development, access to equipment and fee-waived registration to the “Concept to Commercialization” Bootcamp and NEXT Innovation Conference.  

MDIC Teams will have the ability to:

  • Gain access to University researchers and graduate students
  • Apply to University-based student engineering capstone programs
  • Produce marketing and customer data
  • Determine regulatory strategy
  • Develop a Business Plan and Pitch Presentation
  • Gain assistance from Innovation Ecosystem mentors and provider networks
  • Access 3D printer, CAD drawing software and resources to assist in early prototype development
  • Applications open in January each year; deadline is May 31

Click here to apply    

For questions or more info call  315-464-9288, 315-464-9290 or email cnybac@upstate.edu.

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


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