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2020 Medical Device Innovation Challenge

January 31, 2020

CNY Biotech Accelerator , a division of the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, located in Syracuse, NY, is seeking medical device innovators for its 6-month grant-funded Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC).


Applications from US-based innovators are accepted January 1 through May 31, 2020


The team are notified in July with a program start of August 1.  Selected team can participate in the program virtually or on site.


Selected participants receive 6-months of free work space in the Creation Garage at the Central New York Biotech Accelerator; intensive mentorship as well as coordinated access to SUNY Upstate Medical University research partners, clinical experts and Core Facilities. Selected participants gain targeted resource assistance and networking opportunities. Applicants may participate on-site or virtually. Applications are accepted online until May 31.

  • MDIC participants also access the following opportunities:
  • Concept to Commercialization Boot Camp and NEXT Innovation Conference (
  • Student Engineering Capstone Design Programs
  • MDIC Pitch Event
  • Network Expansion, Exhibit Opportunities and Competitions


More information on the MDIC page.