Partners Innovation Development Grants Program

Partners Innovation Development Grants Program

PARTNERS INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT GRANTS PROGRAM
Program Guidelines – 2020 Program Cycle

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
The Innovation Discovery Grants (IDG) program aims to enhance the commercial outcomes of the Partners HealthCare community and increase its innovative potential. It is designed to stimulate new inventive concepts, identify areas of commercially significant scientific strength and accelerate commercialization of PHS intellectual assets. In 2020, the IDG program will be open to all areas of clinical expertise and technology types.  Projects may request up to $100,000 total cost (inclusive of 15% indirect costs). Project plans must demonstrate tangible outcomes towards commercialization opportunities that improve patient health or healthcare delivery. Click here to learn more.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Pre-proposals are due no later than September 25th, 2019 11:59pm EST.
Full proposals will be invited by November 18th, 2019.
Full proposals will be due January 14th, 2020 11:59pm EST.
Awards will be announced at the World Medical Innovation Forum in May, 2020
The earliest possible start date is June 1st, 2020.

Areas of Interest
In 2020, the IDG program will be open to all areas of clinical expertise and technology types.  Project plans must demonstrate tangible outcomes towards commercialization opportunities that improve patient health or healthcare delivery.

Eligibility

To be eligible for an IDG award, lead applicants must have PI privileges at an institution within the Partners HealthCare System (PHS), or full-time employee status at an institution within PHS.

Intellectual Property

Awards will be governed by the PHS Intellectual Property Policy (http://healthcare.partners.org/OGCpolicies/IPPolicy.pdf).  External pharma and device companies will be actively involved during the review process.

Do not include unprotected proprietary information in your application.  Questions related to intellectual property and confidentiality should be directed to your Innovation Licensing Manager at 857-307-2400 https://innovation.partners.org/our-team.

Additional information

Applicants may request up to $100,000 total cost (inclusive of 15% indirect costs).

Program Guidelines the Review Criteria, the Pre-proposal FormAI Resources at PHS, and other materials are available by clicking on the Resources link in the top right corner of the screen after you create an account on idg@partners.org.  Format requirements for the pre-proposal form are included in the form itself.

Questions related to IDG grants policies or procedures should be directed to Olga Kuperman, Senior Grant Administrator, at idg@partners.org / 857-282-1830 or Lesley Watts, Director, B-BIC Operations and Finance at lwatts@partners.org / 857-307-2440.   Questions related to the business opportunity should be directed to your Partners Innovation Licensing Manager or Market Sector Leader at 857-307-2440  or https://innovation.partners.org/our-team.

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