2019 Medical Device Challenge

Garage Door Room side view FINAL2Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC)

MDIC is designed for early stage innovators. The MDIC Review Committee reviews applications (due May 31) and selects 5 participants/teams to participate in the mentor intensive six-month program which starts August 1.   The MDIC Review Committee selects participants based on clarity of innovation idea, the lead applicant/team members, scalability and product viability.

MDIC Teams will have the ability to:

  • Develop a 6-Month Project Plan
  • Gain access to free work space in the Creation Garage at CNY Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC)
  • Apply to University-based student engineering capstone programs for design and development assistance
  • Gain tech commercialization services through the Innovation Law Center, a NYSTAR asset
  • Develop a Business Plan and Pitch Presentation
  • Gain assistance from extensive Innovation Ecosystem resources
  • Receive competition alerts 
  • Access to 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.  

EndoGlowPhoto“When we entered the MDIC program we were seeking business, regulatory, and manufacturing guidance.  The Boot Camp, coaching, and CNYBAC resources were invaluable in moving the company forward.  We now have a management team in place, a project plan for our first medical device, a grant from New York State, and initial capital investment, and are leasing laboratory space at CNYBAC.  Manufacturers have been identified and we will be registering our device with the FDA in 6 months. Success in the program depends on identifying your needs, setting milestones, and working toward those milestones.”  
Jay E. Reeder, PhD., Chief Technology Officer, EndoGlow LLC
2017 MDIC Graduate