Med Tech Education Program

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Early stage entrepreneur or industry professional looking to further your knowledge of all things med tech commercialization and current industry trends?

Beginning this Fall, we are offering two immersive series’ of courses for entrepreneurs and industry professionals to teach learners how to develop a product within a highly regulated industry, examine current trends, learn the necessary skills to build a fundable business, and bring a technology to market.

Early Stage Entrepreneur Track

For Med Tech entrepreneurs, students, startup CEOs, founders, clinicians, industry consultants, engineers, designers, and anyone who is interested in learning how develop a medical technology.

The Med Tech Education Program for early stage entrepreneurs is an immersive series of required classes and optional workshops to educate and train early stage entrepreneurs on the ins and outs of medical technology development. Participants will learn how to develop regulated products, examine current industry trends, and build the necessary skills to lead a fundable business.

This track is comprised of required classes that participants must attend to earn a certificate. Find the required courses and schedule labeled with an * below. Participants of this track can attend our other class/workshop offerings free of charge.

Industry professional Track

The Med Tech Education Program for Industry Professionals is a comprehensive program of customizable classes and workshops to teach industry professionals the known gaps of knowledge and current market trends to develop medical devices, create a knowledgeable workforce, and support a more streamlined process at local organizations.

Employers have the opportunity to customize an education program to best fit their employees learning needs from the menu of classes and workshops below. Contact us here to learn more about offering this program to your employees.

Class + Workshop Schedule and Descriptions

* required attendance for participants of the Early Stage Entrepreneur track

Understanding the current Med Tech landscape, opportunities for breakthrough solutions, and what that means for the future of the industry.

Understanding the current Med Tech landscape, opportunities for breakthrough solutions, and what that means for the future of the industry.

Product Development 102 is a continuation of the 101 course and will take you through the back end of development.

Product Development 102 is a continuation of the 101 course and will take you through the back end of development.

In this workshop, NEMIC will work with you to define your Med Tech products classification and create a framework to better understand your specific FDA submission requirements.   If you do not have a product, cases studies will be available.

In this workshop, NEMIC will work with you to define your Med Tech products classification and create a framework to better understand your specific FDA submission requirements.

If you do not have a product, cases studies will be available.

There are many different approaches to successfully launch products into the market. In this class we will discuss those approaches and explore how they differ based on the type of product.

There are many different approaches to successfully launch products into the market. In this class we will discuss those approaches and explore how they differ based on the type of product.

Intellectual property is a critical component to the value of any product in the Med Tech industry. Understanding how and when to protect your ideas is essential to building your value and defending a fundable business model.

Intellectual property is a critical component to the value of any product in the Med Tech industry. Understanding how and when to protect your ideas is essential to building your value and defending a fundable business model.

In this class, participants will learn basic project, program, and portfolio management tools brought to you from a Med Tech point of view.

In this class, participants will learn basic project, program, and portfolio management tools brought to you from a Med Tech point of view.

Participants will learn the importance of developing a fundraising strategy and how to best prepare, plan and execute that strategy. Hear real experiences and advice from Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists.

Participants will learn the importance of developing a fundraising strategy and how to best prepare, plan and execute that strategy. Hear real experiences and advice from Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists.

In this class, participants will learn how to tell the story of their venture and create a complementary pitch deck. Using the NEMIC Pitch Deck Template, given to participants at the start of their program, NEMIC Advisors will help participants organize their information into a compelling story that influences and wows investors.

In this class, participants will learn how to tell the story of their venture and create a complementary pitch deck. Using the NEMIC Pitch Deck Template, given to participants at the start of their program, NEMIC Advisors will help participants organize their information into a compelling story that influences and wows investors.

In this workshop NEMIC Advisors will guide you through a series of activities that will expose you to the key pillars that will determine your ideas market viability and commercial success.

In this workshop NEMIC Advisors will guide you through a series of activities that will expose you to the key pillars that will determine your ideas market viability and commercial success.

In this workshop, learn how to apply human centered specifications and usability research to your product development process. Dive deeper to discover how this approach mitigates risks, drives down user error, supports verification and validation testing, and ensures continued product success following launch.

In this workshop, learn how to apply human centered specifications and usability research to your product development process. Dive deeper to discover how this approach mitigates risks, drives down user error, supports verification and validation testing, and ensures continued product success following launch.

Clinical trials often represent a large amount of cost and time of bringing a product to market. In this course we will talk about various types of clinical trials, how to plan and manage them, and how to partner with clinical research organizations.

Clinical trials often represent a large amount of cost and time of bringing a product to market. In this course we will talk about various types of clinical trials, how to plan and manage them, and how to partner with clinical research organizations.

Everyone knows that it’s important to know your customer, but not everyone knows that the end user isn’t  always the one paying for your product. In this workshop participants will gain the skills to segment and pinpoint their end users, payers, and learn strategies to successfully sell their products.

Everyone knows that it’s important to know your customer, but not everyone knows that the end user isn’t

always the one paying for your product. In this workshop participants will gain the skills to segment and pinpoint their end users, payers, and learn strategies to successfully sell their products.

This course will give learners a broad overview of how to strategically build your company from the ground up, build a team structure, and navigate that structure as your product and company develops.

This course will give learners a broad overview of how to strategically build your company from the ground up, build a team structure, and navigate that structure as your product and company develops.

This highly flexible and interactive class will cover an overview of the traditional nuts and bolts of the function of human resources and talent acquisition. The fun will begin when we delve into understanding how we project to others and the impact of our personalities on corporate culture and overall business success.

This highly flexible and interactive class will cover an overview of the traditional nuts and bolts of the function of human resources and talent acquisition. The fun will begin when we delve into understanding how we project to others and the impact of our personalities on corporate culture and overall business success.

In this class, participants with learn key financial tools they should know and understand to demonstrate the financial acumen needed to run a company. Participants will learn from subject matters experts and attorneys.

In this class, participants with learn key financial tools they should know and understand to demonstrate the financial acumen needed to run a company. Participants will learn from subject matters experts and attorneys.

In this Workshop, participants will have the chance to learn the tools needed to build an effective pitch deck and put those tools to use by building a pitch deck of their own. To prepare for the Pitch Night Workshop, participants will have the opportunity to pitch their stories to the class, and panel of advisors, for feedback.

In this Workshop, participants will have the chance to learn the tools needed to build an effective pitch deck and put those tools to use by building a pitch deck of their own. To prepare for the Pitch Night Workshop, participants will have the opportunity to pitch their stories to the class, and panel of advisors, for feedback.

Navigating the medical device product development process can be daunting. This course will give you a high-level understanding of the development life cycle in a highly regulated industry.

Navigating the medical device product development process can be daunting. This course will give you a high-level understanding of the development life cycle in a highly regulated industry.

This class is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory environment, device classifications, and how to build regulatory requirements into your development strategy.

This class is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory environment, device classifications, and how to build regulatory requirements into your development strategy.

In this class, students will revisit market analysis tools and dive into the strategic and logistical needs of bringing their unique product to market.

In this class, students will revisit market analysis tools and dive into the strategic and logistical needs of bringing their unique product to market.

In this class, participants will learn where they fit in a complex buying environment, how to build sales teams and distribution channels, and how to maximize value with key opinion leaders.

In this class, participants will learn where they fit in a complex buying environment, how to build sales teams and distribution channels, and how to maximize value with key opinion leaders.

This dynamic and active participation workshop will give participants the tools they need to evaluate and build their team into a Med Tech venture that investors will not only fund, but also have confidence in to do the job.

This dynamic and active participation workshop will give participants the tools they need to evaluate and build their team into a Med Tech venture that investors will not only fund, but also have confidence in to do the job.

Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of the startup funding options, what the process looks like, and how to prepare for a series of raises.

Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of the startup funding options, what the process looks like, and how to prepare for a series of raises.

Gain exposure to the Angel and Venture Capital due diligence process from real and experienced investors who know the ins-and-outs of this thorough practice.

Gain exposure to the Angel and Venture Capital due diligence process from real and experienced investors who know the ins-and-outs of this thorough practice.

All program participants are encouraged to participate in the program demo day where they will have the opportunity to present pitches to real investors. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned throughout the entire Med Tech Education Program, present your business proposition, and celebrate the completion of the program.

All program participants are encouraged to participate in the program demo day where they will have the opportunity to present pitches to real investors. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned throughout the entire Med Tech Education Program, present your business proposition, and celebrate the completion of the program.

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Applications are open, apply below.

Please specify if you are interested in the Early Stage Entrepreneur Track or the Industry Professional Track.

This program is free of charge to Rhode Island residents and Rhode Island based employees.