• MN-REACH Funding Cycle 5 to launch Jan. 31, 2017.  Pre-proposals accepted through Feb. 17.

  • Supporting innovators to improve health care through funding awards (up to $125k) to move your research closer to patient

  • Providing guidance on market & competitive landscape, regulatory strategy, and reimbursement.

As an NIH Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub, MN-REACH is committed to improving health care by fostering the development and application of therapeutics, preventatives, diagnostics, devices, and tools. REACH Hubs provide educational opportunities for innovators as they further develop their product, establish novel partnerships within and beyond the university, strengthen existing alliances between stakeholders (including public, private, nonprofit, and academic sectors), and create cultural and systemic changes to more rapidly move from breakthrough innovations to products that will have health, economic, and societal impact.

How We Help

How We Help

MN-REACH offers:

  • Funding up to $125k per project
  • Skills development in understanding strategic steps and key stakeholders in order to reach desired patient population
  • Coaching during proposal preparation to clearly identify unmet medical need and path towards clinical application
  • Introduction to experts and consultants

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Submit a Proposal

Submit a Proposal

MN-REACH funding is open to:

  • PIs who hold a faculty appointment, Assistant Professor or higher
  • Project addresses an important, unmet medical need; and,
  • Projects have milestones that move proposed discovery or invention (i.e. devices, therapeutics, diagnostics, software, apps, and others) towards a health care application

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Skills Development

Skills and Development

MN-REACH offers:

  • Skills development in understanding strategic steps and key stakeholders in order to reach desired patient population
    • Medical Technology Commercialization Boot Camp
    • Value Proposition Design Workshop
    • Strategy Clinics
    • Special seminars and partner offerings

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   MN-REACH is a joint effort between the University of Minnesota and the National Institutes of Health.

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