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NUvention: Medical

Applications for NUvention: Medical are currently closed.NUvention: Medical 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:

Students in the Fall 2013 -Winter 2014 course research and developed ideas for medical devices in the areas of ophthalmology, general surgery and more.

Quarter Time Location
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 TBD TBD


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.

Course History

Get the full story on the origins of NUvention: Medical, the first NUvention course created. Plus, check out the Big Ten Network's video profile on the course.

Also, take a look at the 2016 Nuvention: Medical Projects, and learn about the amazing companies that our students conceptualized and built.

Past Projects

Explore past projects seeded in NUvention: Medical.

Success Stories

Ideas explored in NUvention: Medical have become burgeoning startups. Take a look at some of the businesses still in operation today.

Advisory Board

Members of the NUvention: Medical Advisory Board are executives of corporations and investment firms for emerging technologies. Read their bios.


See faculty for NUvention: Medical

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