The Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (B-BIC) is now accepting applications for PILOT and DRIVE grants supporting research and development of innovative devices, diagnostics, and therapeutics related to heart, lung, blood, and sleep. PILOT grants provide up to $50,000 for direct costs for 1 year and DRIVE grants provide up to $200,000 for milestone achievements over 1½ to 2 years. All faculty from B-BIC member institutions are encouraged to apply, and applicants are requested to contact their institutional site miner before submitting an application.
B-BIC is a unique consortium of academic centers, government, venture capital, non-profit organizations, and industry designed to accelerate translational research and hasten development of solutions that will have health, economic, and societal impact. It is one of only three National Centers for Accelerated Innovations (NCAI) selected by the National Institutes of Health to address specifically the gap between discovery and invention, and commercialization. For more information please visit B-BIC.org.
PILOT grants provide up to $50,000 to support direct costs for proof-of-concept studies
PILOT grants support collaborative research projects in the early stages of pre-commercialization for completion of tasks that help demonstrate proof of concept, e.g., reproducibility experiments, testing of key elements, or early prototype development. This is an open call. Pre-proposals may be submitted at any time.
DRIVE grants provide up to $200,000 to support direct costs for proof-of-value and validation studies
DRIVE grants provide investments in early-stage technologies for completion of activities that help demonstrate proof of value, e.g., system level testing or complete prototype development. In addition to financial support, DRIVE projects receive active mentoring from a team of experts with significant entrepreneurial, product development, technology, and business development expertise along with project management support. This is an open call. Pre-proposals may be submitted at any time.