The TMC Innovation Institute is a unique learning environment aimed at impacting the health care industry through the collaboration of medicine and cutting-edge technology from around the world. By supporting entrepreneurs as they broaden their vision and network, we help companies take their products from bench to bed.

Where the Future Happens Every Day

The TMC Innovation Institute is shaping the future of health care by uniting promising innovators with the best minds in academia, science and medicine. Our programs help startups streamline the development of therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device and digital health breakthroughs in world’s largest medical complex.

Housed within our 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, we focus on bringing to the Texas Medical Center, the best solutions to unmet health care needs by providing tools and action plans necessary to move products and companies forward, regardless of development stage. We also lower the barriers of access to hospital stakeholders and key opinion leaders across our campus of 61 member institutions.

In addition, no medical center offers as many opportunities to discover solutions that are shaping the future of health care as the Texas Medical Center.

Since its inception, TMC Innovation Institute companies have experienced:

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Vision

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

National Partnerships

The TMC Innovation Institute, together with The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Division of Research, Innovation and Ventures (DRIVe) is working with a network of accelerators across America to promote national health security innovation.

The goal is to populate the R&D pipeline with candidate health security products and technologies that are ready to advance to later-stage funding outside of the accelerator network for clinical development and commercialization, to revolutionize our capability and capacity for national health security preparedness and response.

Learn more about the program by visiting the Department of Health and Human Services website.

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The TMC Innovation Institute, together with The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), Division of Research, Innovation and Ventures (DRIVe) is working with a network of accelerators across America to promote national health security innovation.

The goal is to populate the R&D pipeline with candidate health security products and technologies that are ready to advance to later-stage funding outside of the accelerator network for clinical development and commercialization, to revolutionize our capability and capacity for national health security preparedness and response.

Learn more about the program by visiting the Department of Health and Human Services website.

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