Biomedical Innovation Program


The Biomedical Innovation Program (BIP) at OHSU accelerates the delivery of healthcare technologies from academia to the marketplace in order to improve human health. The program supports collaborative translational research that will lead to technology commercialization.

The BIP 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?



Track 1: Device, diagnostics, and software development.

  • Deadline: Letters of Intent due September 26, 2016.
  • Amount: Up to $80,000 over two years.
  • Eligibility: Principal Investigators must meet the OHSU eligibility requirements

You may read the full 2017 request for applications here: BIP RFA FY17.

Strengthen your application! Attend "From Concept to Commercialization: An Early Technology Development Workshop hosted by BIP staff and OHSU Entrepreneurs-in-Residence. September 14, 2016; 12-1pm; Mac Hall 3198

Track 2: Drug discovery and therapeutics development

This new funding opportunity through the Biomedical Innovation Program is intended for drug discovery platforms and therapeutic technology projects. Examples of responsive application topics include but are not limited to development and validation of drug targets, screening platforms, small molecules, antibodies, vaccines, and biologics. Through this funding mechanism, OCTRI and TTBD intend to support and accelerate creative, interdisciplinary drug discovery and therapeutic development research at OHSU. Project budgets should not exceed $60,000. Projects will typically be supported for a one-year period; predetermined milestones and quantitative metrics of success will be evaluated on a regular basis.

The complete RFA has details about the submission process, eligibility, and application instructions.



INVENT is an education program for innovation and entrepreneurship in the health and life sciences, hosted by the OHSU Division of Management and supported by OCTRI, OHSU Technology Transfer & Business Development, OHSU Department of Surgery, Knight Cardiovascular Institute Center for Developmental Health, University of Portland, Oregon Translational Research & Development Institute.

Visit the INVENT webpage to learn more about the series and to register for the free workshops and lectures.

Watch previous sessions of the INVENT lecture and seminar series here.

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.

Aditi Martin, Ph.D.
Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute
Program Director, Pilot Awards

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