August 15 deadline approaching for Center for Medical Innovation’s pilot funding request for proposals
PITTSBURGH (August 8, 2012) … One week remains for pre-proposal
submissions in the second round of early stage technology pilot funding
from the Center for Medical Innovation (CMI). CMI is seeking to fund
projects that are in an early stage with the goal of advancing the work
toward commercial development.
The second-round RFP deadline is
11:59 PM, August 15, 2012, and funding decisions will be made on
December 15, 2012.: Pre-proposals will be evaluated on the basis of
scientific and clinical merit, potential health care impact and
significance, experience of the investigators and potential in obtaining
further financial investment to translate the particular solution to
healthcare. Funding will range between $10,000-$25,000 per. Round-1
resulted in two $25,000 awards, with a third still under consideration.
For more information visit www.engineering.pitt.edu/cmi.
leadership team has been very pleased with the initial round of interest
in the CMI funding process, and we are eagerly anticipating reviewing
the latest proposals,” noted Alan D. Hirschman, PhD, CMI executive
director. “Our program provides researches with the initial funding to
get their biomedical technologies off the ground and ready for eventual
The Center for Medical Innovation was
established in 2011 as an interdisciplinary program within the
University of Pittsburgh, whose purpose is to stimulate, guide, and
promote the development and commercialization of technological
innovations to improve health care. CMI provides an organizational
structure that links faculty, students, and clinicians across the
University of Pittsburgh through collaboration with the Swanson School
of Engineering, Schools of the Health Sciences, Katz School of Business,
School of Law, Office of Technology Management, and the Wallace H.
Coulter Foundation Translational Research Partnership II.