Biomedical Innovation Program


The Biomedical Innovation Program (BIP) at OHSU helps to accelerate the delivery of healthcare technologies from academia to the marketplace and thereby to improve health care. To reach this goal the program fosters collaborative translational research that will lead to technology commercialization within a 3-5 year horizon.

The Biomedical Innovation Program cultivates, evaluates and funds promising translational projects with the objective of moving innovative technologies to clinical application through commercialization. Do you have an idea for a technical innovation to improve patient care?



The application process for FY 2015 is now closed, however, you may read read full 2015 request for applications here.



INVENT Lecture and Seminar Series

Join us for a presentation on Wednesday, April 22 from Dr. Kenton Gregory, Director of the OHSU Center for Regenerative Medicine. An internationally accomplished physician-bioengineer, Dr. Gregory will discuss how to "transform an inventor into an innovator in five (painful) steps." Click here to register. Dr. Gregory's full biography.

The winter portion of the INVENT keynote and seminar series concluded on March 11, 2015. Entrepreneurs, lawyers, educators, and scientists from Portland's bioscience and entrepreneurship communities gave insight into myriad topics crucial to commercializing research outcomes. Have you attended an INVENT seminar? Please tell us what you think and take this short survey

Upcoming INVENT workshops and lectures, all in the Collaborative Life Sciences Building, room 3A001:

  • April 22, 5:30-7:00pm - Lecture, Dr. Kenton Gregory (introduced by Dr. Jennifer Fox, Executive Director - Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute)

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Program Contact:

Our office is open year-round to offer guidance towards developing your idea for future award cycles, and welcomes any interested parties to contact us at any time. Read more about the program here.

Colleen Lay
Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute
Biomedical Innovation Program, Program Director

Jonathan Jubera
Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute
Biomedical Innovation Program, Project Manager