The Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization
(ITEC) is a new model for entrepreneurship education, research and
training that uniquely cross-channels resources from a large number of
schools and departments throughout Boston University.
The program is designed to assist some of the most promising life
science companies bring their technologies to market. This ten-month
program is specifically designed for a select number of NIH SBIR Phase
II grantees and comprises of training workshops, individual mentoring
and consulting sessions, and public events in which companies present
their technologies to the investment community, potential strategic
partners and licensees.
University of Michigan
The Biodesign program mission is to train students, fellows and faculty in the Biodesign Process: a systematic approach to needs finding and the invention and implementation of new biomedical technologies. Key components of the program include Biodesign Innovation Fellowships; classes in medtech innovation; mentoring of students and faculty in the technology transfer process; career services for students interested in medtech careers; and community educational events.