The Center for Device Development (CD2) at Northwestern is offering entrepreneurs paid fellowships to develop medical devices. CD2 is hiring clinicians and engineers to team up and develop their medical device ideas at Northwestern in a supportive environment.
CD2 is offering paid one-year fellowships to medical residents and fellows at the Feinberg School of Medicine and to the engineers at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. The CD2 fellows will interact with a variety of industry experts that will include venture capitalists, regulatory strategists, reimbursement specialists, and medical device company executives that will vet ideas and provide advice.
Program highlights include:
- Mentorship by the CD2’s steering committee and a group of industry experts from Chicago Innovation Mentors
- Access to the university’s resources on protecting intellectual property, prototypes, and testing advice
- Funds to work with industry partners in setting and meeting development milestones
- Opportunities to market the device to potential licensees and to meet potential investors
- Externship opportunities at medical device companies
The program is accepting applications until February 1, 2013 with final selection to be announced by March 1, 2013, and the program to begin July 2013.