The TMC Innovation Institute is shaping the future of health care by facilitating developmental collaboration among health and life science entrepreneurs, startups, industry leaders and the world’s largest medical center.

Where the Future Happens Every Day

Can an iPad hooked to an IV pole monitor blood loss? How do you continuously disinfect an operating room using existing ventilation systems? Is it possible to expand the senses to improve human perception?

These are just a few of the forward-thinking questions the TMC Innovation Institute seeks to answer every day, and no medical center offers as many opportunities to discover solutions and shape the future of health care as the Texas Medical Center.

The TMC Innovation Institute offers companies access to the resources and expertise of the largest medical center in the world to drive health and life science advancements. By uniting promising innovators with the best minds in academia, science and medicine, TMC helps companies streamline the development of therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device and digital health breakthroughs.

The programs that make up the TMC Innovation Institute provide the tools and action plans necessary to move products and companies forward, regardless of their stages of development. TMC helps innovators bridge the gap between pioneering insights and patient outcomes, turning “what if?” into what is.

Since its inception, TMC Innovation Institute companies have experienced:

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To become the global leader in health and life science innovation.

TMC Innovation Programs

Texas Medical Center Accelerator

TMCx is a fast-paced accelerator program to help startups validate and refine their technologies, guided by TMC clinicians and health care industry experts.

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Texas Medical Center Incubator

The TMCx+ incubator helps early-stage health tech companies achieve the next stage of growth by providing economical office space, amenities and the opportunity to be a part of the TMC ecosystem.

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Texas Medical Center Biodesign Fellowship Program

TMC Biodesign is an innovation fellowship program that gives teams of accomplished individuals from diverse backgrounds—including engineering, medicine, business, computer science, design and research—one year to develop new health and life science products.

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JLABS @ TMC is a life science incubator that connects regional startups to Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s wealth of resources with the goal of collaboratively developing innovative technologies in devices, diagnostics, consumer health and pharmaceuticals.

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AT&T Foundry@TMC

Part of AT&T’s Innovation Center network, developers collaborate with AT&T technology experts and have access to AT&T resources to develop new digital and connected health technologies.

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