Partners Innovation Development Grants Program

Partners Innovation Development Grants Program

PARTNERS INNOVATION DEVELOPMENT GRANTS PROGRAM
Program Guidelines – 2019 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 2019, the IDG program will fund projects - up to $50,000 total cost (inclusive of 15% indirect costs) - that are focused on the advancement of opportunities where artificial intelligence can be used to improve clinical care. 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 17th, 2018 11:59pm EST.
•   Full proposals will be invited by November 1st, 2018.
•   Full proposals will be due December 10th, 2018 11:59pm EST.
•   Awards will be announced at the World Medical Innovation Forum April 8-10, 2019
•   The earliest possible start date is May 1st, 2019.

Areas of Interest
In 2019, the IDG program will fund projects focused on the advancement of opportunities where artificial intelligence meets clinical care.  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 $50,000 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.  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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