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.


Upcoming Events

OregonHeart: Developing a total artificial heart
The device, the company, and end-stage heart failure care
May 28, 2015
Collaborative Life Sciences Building, room 2S060

The Knight Cardiovascular Institute invites you to attend a seminar on the OHSU/KCVI-founded company that is developing a total artificial heart device for patients with end-stage heart failure. Come hear OregonHeart's Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Richard Wampler, OHSU faculty collaborators, and other company representatives speak to their research aims and the device development process. View the flyer here.



INVENT Lecture and Seminar Series

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. In spring, we heard from Dr. Kenton Gregory, Director of the OHSU Center for Regenerative Medicine.

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

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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


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