PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
translation of academic discoveries into healthcare products.
Network Funded Technologies
The Network has supported more than 350 proof of concept projects. Explore the different funded projects.
The NIH has created a nationwide network to support academic innovators at early stage of product development to convert academic discoveries into healthcare solutions. This innovative model of public-private partnerships leverages the resources and ecosystems from the federal government, academia, and the private-sector to change the way innovative discoveries with scientific and commercial potential are identified and developed. The NIH provides funding and resources to centers and hubs that then provide entrepreneurial training, expert feedback, funding to support early-stage product definition studies, and project management support for funded projects.
NIH Proof of Concept Network
Hover over states to see what hubs are available in the state. You can also click on each program to see the states and institutes covered and learn more about the program.
How the Program Works:
The infographic provides an overview of the program. You can click on each box to learn more about each aspect of the program.
See how previous innovators have benefitted from the network.
Other NIH Proof of Concept and Entrepreneurship Development Programs:
NIH Point-of-Care Technologies Research Network (POCTRN) - Network of Centers supported by NIH to drive the development of point-of-care diagnostic technologies through collaborative efforts that merge scientific and technological capabilities with clinical need.
NIH STTR Regional Technology Transfer Accelerator Programs for IDeA States – Program supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) with STTR awards to small businesses to develop educational tools and resources to foster entrepreneurship and technology transfer in the Institutional Development Award (IDeA) states.