NUvention: Medical Innovation is an interdisciplinary experiential learning program designed to expose students to the entire innovation and entrepreneurial life cycle of new medical technologies. Medical innovations evolve from basic clinical needs, and NUvention is designed to simulate how they become businesses in the real world.
Our primary goal is to walk through the steps associated with bringing a medical innovation to the patient. In a very compressed period of six months, students work through a number of product, intellectual property, regulatory and business development steps as an entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial team.
NUvention: Medical is a collaboration among the following schools:
- Feinberg School of Medicine
- Northwestern University Law School
- Kellogg School of Management
- McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science
Students in the Fall 2013 -Winter 2014 course research and developed ideas for medical devices in the areas of opthalmology, general surgery and more.
View and download the most current syllabus for the upcoming year of NUvention: Medical. This course is instructed by faculty lead Pete McNerney, a McCormick Faculty Fellow and Founder/Senior Adviser at Thomas, McNerney & Partners, a health care venture firm. This is a two quarter course, offered in the fall and winter.
Also, take a look at the 2016 Nuvention: Medical Projects, and learn about the amazing companies that our students conceptualized and built.
Ideas explored in NUvention: Medical have become burgeoning startups. Take a look at some of the businesses still in operation today.
Members of the NUvention: Medical Advisory Board are executives of corporations and investment firms for emerging technologies. Read their bios.