UC Davis Center for Accelerated Innovation

UC Davis was recently funded as part of the consortium of the five University of California campuses at Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. The UC Center for Accelerated Innovation (UC CAI) was designated as one of three Centers for Accelerated Innovations by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The award, among the first of its kind from NHLBI, recognizes the University of California’s potential to translate its leading-edge discoveries into innovative products that benefit patients.

The University of California Center for Accelerated Innovation (UC CAI) will leverage the expertise and resources of the five state medical campuses and use industrial product-development practices to incubate technologies with high commercial potential.

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The UC CAI invites applications for development of novel technologies that address heart, lung and blood diseases. This opportunity will support a broad range of drugs, devices (including wireless devices) and diagnostics with high potential of becoming clinically useful and commercially viable products.

Important Dates 

Nov 18, 2013 - RFA release 

Nov 21, 2013 - Webinar then click on the "webinar" tab

Dec 2, 2013 - Submission of pre-applications begins

Dec 20, 2013 - Pre-application closes @ 5 PM PT

Feb 3, 2014 - Pre-application notification

Apr 3, 2014 - Full application notification

Jun 3, 2014 - Earliest start date