From Problem to Product in One Year

TMC Biodesign is a one-year innovation program that unites the talents of innovators with diverse backgrounds to quickly bring breakthrough products to market.

TMC Biodesign at a Glance

TMC Biodesign is a one-year, full time, paid program for entrepreneurs that brings together talented individuals to create solutions for healthcare’s greatest unmet needs.  Individuals are mentored by the TMC Innovation team, a dedicated Biodesign mentor community, and an expert network through a proven development process that encompasses both product and business life cycles. 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
7
companies founded
45
founders
23
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 parters 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 TMC Innovation and at Johnson & Johnson Innovation’s JLABS and CDI will be available.

Personal development: Founders have opportunities to learn about and meet the people behind cutting edge technologies and trends at leading digital health and medical device conferences (expenses are paid for by the program).

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.

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Vision

To improve the lives of our community through an intense focus on innovation and commercialization.