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2013 NIH Center for Accelerated Innovations (NCAI)

The 2013 NIH Centers for Accelerated Innovations (NCAI) program included 3 proof-of-concept centers with 28 high-impact research institutes in 7 states. The Program was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and supports technologies in the NHLBI mission space.

The NCAI program focuses on bringing basic science discoveries to market by providing:

  • Entrepreneurial training for innovators on how to bring technologies to market
  • Feedback from federal and industry experts
  • Funding to support early-stage product definition studies
  • Project management support

Learn more about the 3 centers and the participating institutes below:



Boston Biomedical Innovation Center


  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Partners Healthcare
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boston University
  • Draper Laboratory
  • Tufts University
  • Northeastern University
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Forsyth Institute
  • Brown University
  • Maine Medical Center


NCAI Cleveland Clinic


  • Case Western Reserve
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Michigan


University of California CAI


  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of California, San Diego