DESIGN OF MEDICAL DEVICES MINNEAPOLIS
INDUSTRY CONNECT

AN NSF I-CORPS PROGRAM FOR MEDICAL DEVICE RESEARCHERS TO TEST YOUR IDEAS WITH TECHNOLOGY DECISION MAKERS, SET-UP FOLLOW-ON MEETINGS, AND ACQUIRE FEEDBACK ON YOUR BEST PATH FORWARD.

Join us for the Industry Connect program at the Design of Medical Devices Conference in Minneapolis, MN. Industry Connect will equip your team with the knowledge and best practices of how to be effective in presenting your team/company at tradeshows and networking events.

Design of Medical Devices Conference, the world’s largest medical device conference, provides an international forum to bring together world-class medical designers, researchers, manufacturers, and the public sector to share perspectives on innovations in the medical device sector.

Why participate?

  • Receive guidance on how to approach and talk to corporate partners and customers at a conference event to get valuable information without giving away your secret sauce.
  • Obtain feedback on how to effectively deliver a team/company introduction in thirty seconds. Network with medical device industrial leaders and entrepreneurs to obtain expert advice on commercializing early stage technology.

Who should participate?

Preference will be given to faculty, post-docs, or graduate researchers who have completed a local, regional, or national I-Corps program within the last 24 months. Participation is open to individuals and teams. Spaces is limited, so please apply early. Please contact Matthew Lynall, mlynall@purdue.edu, if you’re unsure about whether you can apply.

Cost

There is no fee to participate in the educational component of the program. Check with your home institution for grants to reimburse your travel expenses. Early bird registration for the three-day conference is $40 for students/post-docs and $350 for faculty and other participants. For conference information, visit http://www.dmd.umn.edu.

Time Commitment & Responsibilities

  • Submit a 90 second video via Flipgrid describing your innovation
  • Attendance at pre-conference workshop, dinner and panel session, pitch and networking session, and closing session
  • Track and report number of contacts made and interviews conducted
  • Optional: Individual team meetings with the Twin Cities ecosystem (to be arranged independently by participating teams)

Schedule

Pre-Conference Workshop Date: April 15, 2019 Time: 2:30-5:30PM CDT
Dinner & Networking: April 15, 2019 Time: 5:30-7:30PM CDT
Pitch Practice & Networking: April 16, 2018 Time: 5:00-7:30PM CDT
Wrap Up: April 17, 2019 Time: 12:15-1:45PM CDT

Optional Post-Program Activities:

  • DMD Career Event: April 17 Time: 5:30-7:00pm CDT (separate registration required)
  • Continue to attend the DMD conference (runs through lunch April 18)
  • Pediatric Device Breakthrough Collaborative: April 18 Time: 2:00-6:00 pm CDT (separate registration required)
  • Neuromodulation Symposium: April 18 &19 (separate registration required)
  • Local Ecosystem Meetings (scheduled on your own)

DEADLINE TO APPLY:
April 5, 2019

Spaces are limited, so please apply early.