BioENGINE (BioEngineering, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship) 12-month Master's Program (Planning Grant)

University of California, Irvine, 2012 - $8,000

This planning grant supports the development of BioENGINE (BioEngineering, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship), a new twelve-month Master’s of Science program at the University of California, Irvine that will provide rigorous, practical, hands-on, team-based training in biomedical innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization. In the planned program, students will work with select faculty to translate a pre-commercial project into a startup venture, or will work with an existing company to develop a new medical device. E-Teams will write Advanced E-Team and/or SBIR/STTR grants as their thesis reports, enter business competitions, create portfolios to showcase and disseminate their work, and have access to on-campus incubator space and a network of industry contacts/mentors to pursue opportunities once the program finishes.