The Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (B-BIC) is a consortium of academia, non-profits, government, industry, and venture capital designed to accelerate translation of early stage biomedical innovations into commercially viable products.

As an NIH National Center for Accelerated Innovation (NCAI), B-BIC provides grant funding, project management, coaching, and skills development to academic investigators for the development of devices, diagnostics, and therapeutics addressing heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.



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B-BIC Events

B-BIC Pitch Day -Boston Children's Hospital.  Thursday, May 5, 2016, from 10:00am - 12:00noon, in Karp Research Building, 4th Floor Atrium, 3 Blackfan Circle. Do you have an idea that you believe has commercial potential? Schedule a 20-minute session with our team of experts, including Project Managers and Coaches, who will provide industry viewpoints. You will also learn if B-BIC funding is a good fit for your research. B-BIC is focused on research addressing heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders, conducted in collaboration with B-BIC partner organizations. To register:

B-BIC Skills Development Center – Investor Pitch Competition: Major League Try-Outs – 05/24/16, 3:30-6:00PM @ LabCentral. 
In collaboration with LabCentral, the B-BIC Skills Development Center is pleased to host its first Investor Pitch Competition: “Major League Try-Outs.” Join us to hear our four finalists pitch their technologies. After our investor “umpires” make a ruling as to which finalist is the pitching champ, we will host a reception with local innovators and entrepreneurs. Don’t miss out! Interested in competing? Deadline for slide submission is May 3, 2016. Details on eligibility and submission guidelines here

Big Ideas, Small Features: Utilizing Advanced Microscopic and Nanoscale Technologies
Offered by Harvard Catalyst’s Reactor Program, this pilot funding opportunity will provide up to $50,000 in funding and access to the Harvard Center for Biological Imaging (HCBI), which features advanced Zeiss microscopes, or the Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS), that offers electron microscopy, nanoscale fabrication, and nanoscale analysis capabilities, or access to both. Funding will support the innovative application of light and electron microscopy, nanoscale fabrication, and nanoscale analysis technologies for big ideas that will advance clinical healthcare.  To be eligible, applicants must register and attend one of the upcoming educational events on April 4 or 11, from 2:30-4:00pm, at the Biological Laboratories (BioLabs) in Cambridge, followed by an optional Q&A session and tours of the HCBI and CNS facilities from 4:00-5:30pm. If you cannot attend the event, you must register to meet individually with HCBI and/or CNS personnel to learn about this opportunity and eligibility requirements. Further information about the event will be available after the required registration.  Awardees will work closely with Harvard Catalyst’s Reactor Program. The RFA will open in mid-April.
Contact us if you have any questions. 




B-BIC DRIVE grants provide up to $200,000 for direct costs, with significant involvement from the Center, to support milestone-based projects. DRIVE projects may take 18 - 24 months and are expected to include proof-of-value and validation studies for commercial translation of the technology.

B-BIC offers Pilot grants up to $50,000 to support direct costs for one year.  Pilot projects may include feasibility studies as well as experiments to test the reproducibility of hypothesis-driven research with a goal of developing the commercial value of the technology. 



B-BIC provides project management support to investigators and teams to help advance funded projects towards commercialization goals. B-BIC’s Project Managers (PMs) provide a breadth of academic and industry experience in the development and commercialization of medical devices, diagnostics and therapeutics, enabling the PMs to provide critical support to the project teams. 


skills development

B-BIC connects innovators to courses, workshops, expert advisors and community events focused on technology commercialization. B-BIC project funding also provides access to highly customized support from the Skills Development Center (SDC) through the creation and facilitation of individualized skills development plans. This support is expected to enhance the development of the entrepreneurial skills needed by academic investigators as they enter into the commercial landscape.


external partnershipS

B-BIC provides access to key partners by providing access and facilitating meetings between project teams and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO), relevant companies and organizations in industry, and the Angel and venture capital investment communities.



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