Project Solicitation – 2023 – OPEN

Do you have a clinical challenge that needs a new medical device?

We invite clinicians and corporate sponsors to submit project proposals for our Spring 2023 cycle, where there is a well-defined need, but space for creative problem solving!

The proposed project should entail a mechanical, electrical or combined challenge and fit within the constraints of a semester-long project. Past projects, listed here, have varied from surgical tools to therapeutic devices to benchtop simulators for research use. Our students are eager to work with you!

Project selection is competitive and, if your proposal is selected, from February – May, small teams of students will work with you, guided by expert mentors. We follow a three-phase industry-modelled design process of discovery – development – demonstration, which culminates in proof-of concept-prototypes. Project proposers play an active role throughout the process and become to become part of our innovation family.

Taught since 2003, this course has resulted and papers and patents, launched long-term collaborations, fostered startups and startup founders and launched alums’ careers in industry, academia and medicine. Clinicians and other project proposers have gained valuable insights and also levered this work professionally.

Download Call for Proposals

Submission Link

Key Dates:

  • Proposals (1 – 2 pages) due – January 6, 2023 – Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Finalists notified – January 20, 2023
  • Presentation (10 min) to students for final selection – February 8 & 13, 2023

For questions please contact – Nevan Hanumara, PhD, +1.617.258.8541

If you are interested in becoming a course sponsor, please contact the team.

We look forward to receiving your proposals!

Course team!

Alex, Gio, Ellen, Nevan, Anthony, Dave, Mary