Blueprint MedTech is funding two Incubator Hubs, NeuroTech Harbor (NTH) and CINTA (Center for Innovative NeuroTech Advancement), to solicit, evaluate, and oversee technology development projects. The Hubs will provide direct funding and in-kind resources to innovator teams to develop and de-risk these groundbreaking technologies to the point where additional investments are warranted from industry partners, investors, and government.
These Hubs will post two solicitations per year to https://blueprintneurotech.org:
•CURRENT: Opened September 27, 2022, due October 24, 2022.
By the conclusion of CINTA or NTH funding, it is anticipated that all projects will be ready for entry into the companion solicitations from NIH:
CINTA is a program of the Consortia for Improving Medicine with Innovation and Technology (CIMIT), a non-profit consortium of teaching hospitals and universities with strategic international affiliations and government partnerships. The mission of CIMIT is to accelerate the healthcare innovation cycle by facilitating collaboration among experts through the development and implementation of novel solutions to improve patient care. CIMIT has created a national “center-without-walls” for rapid transformation of emerging technologies into commercially viable, clinically focused solutions for improving health care.
NeuroTech Harbor’s mission is to support the development of real-world solutions to alleviate human suffering from neurological conditions. This is made possible through a partnership between Johns Hopkins University and Howard University, and a new NIH Initiative that commits to equitech-based values of inclusivity, equity and accessibility in all its endeavors.