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Call for Pre-Proposals: Columbia-Coulter Biomedical Accelerator

December 01, 2016

The Columbia-Coulter Translational Research Partnership is currently accepting Pre-Proposals. All biomedical technologies with the potential to directly impact human health will be considered (e.g. therapeutic drugs and devices, medical imaging, monitoring devices, biosensors, biomaterials, and platform technologies). Most relevant are technologies in which the time to market can be achieved in 7 to 10 years.

  • Eligibility: The project/technology must be an idea or invention based on Columbia intellectual property. Eligible teams must include both an engineer/scientist and a clinician, and at least one PI must have a faculty appointment at Columbia. If you need an engineering, scientist or clinical collaborator, we may be able to facilitate introductions. Please email matchmaking requests to by November 1, 2016.
  • Award Amount: $25,000 to $180,000 depending on project needs. Selected teams work closely with business, legal and regulatory experts to define commercially-relevant hypotheses for research towards technical and business proof-of-concepts.
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Award Start Date: July 1, 2017
  • Pre-Proposal deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2016 by 5:00pm EDT

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