From Problem to Product

TMC Biodesign unites the talents of innovators with diverse backgrounds to quickly bring breakthrough products to market.

TMC Biodesign at a Glance

TMC Biodesign is a full time, paid program for entrepreneurs to create solutions for healthcare’s greatest unmet needs.  Individuals are mentored by the TMC Innovation team and our expert network through a proven development process. With full immersion in the clinical experience, founders gain the fundamentals necessary to transform ideas into products, and products into new startup companies.

2015
program launched
11
companies founded
50
founders
25
corporate/academic relationships developed
80%
of teams incorporate
$41M+
capital raised

What makes this opportunity unique

Largest medical center in the world: Access to resources and mentorship at the Texas Medical Center. The Texas Medical Center includes prestigious institutions, such as: MD Anderson, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s, Methodist, CHI St. Luke’s, UT Health, and Harris Health.

The Biodesign process: Founders are guided through a proven innovation approach, which consists of three stages: identify, invent, implement. We also put our spin on the process to best leverage our resources and most optimally develop your startup.

Unique environment for entrepreneurs: Founders will be creating their solutions in the former Nabisco cookie factory, a community of startups, mentors, and partners in the Texas Medical Center that provides a collaborative environment for growing a new healthcare venture. In addition, TMC Innovation houses Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s JLABS @ TMC incubator, J&J’s Center for Device Innovation (CDI @ TMC), and ABB Robotics for Healthcare, each accessible to Biodesign founders.

Prototyping support: We provide resources and prototyping funding for each team to iterate and get your ideas off the ground. Prototyping facilities at Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s JLABS and CDI are available to founders.

Financial support: TMC Biodesign founders will receive a stipend in addition to health benefits. Teams will also have access to seed money for early startup costs.