Medical Device Challenge

Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC)

CNYBAC, provides an intensive mentorship and early stage startup and product development program, MDIC, through an Empire State Development grant. Teams accepted into the six-month program (mid-July through February) receive FREE workspace and participate in intensive mentorship, monthly Milestone Meetings, fee-waived registration to the “Concept to Commercialization” Bootcamp and NEXT Innovation Conference.  

MDIC Teams 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 open in January each year; deadline is June 15

Click here to apply    

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

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