At NEMIC our mission is to support innovators and entrepreneurs, bridge the “valley of death", and expedite the developmental process in order for ideas to realize commercial success and provide value to the patients they serve.

The New England Medical Innovation Center is a not-for-profit Med Tech Hub founded by a partnership between Lifespan Health System, Ximedica, and the Rhode Island School of Design. We are focused on bringing together innovators, entrepreneurs, organizations, clinicians, SMEs, funders, and knowledge bases to advance medical technologies to market and overall bring value to the patients they serve while inspiring innovators to imagine the future of our healthcare system.

Our expertise in working with the FDA, extensive network, Med Tech education programs, and individualized programs prepare entrepreneurs and startups for successful fundraising and commercialization in the fields of healthcare, medical devices, and digital health products.

Our Innovation Center is home to a Med Tech focused community that includes hot desk co-working space, private offices, a conference room, and event space. Members enjoy access to work spaces, hands-on support, networking opportunities, office hours, public + private events, and much more.

Why Choose

Because we're unlike any other organization.

We stay with companies even after they leave our programs and continue to offer unbiased support throughout the entire commercialization process.

Our strategic location and key partnerships set us apart from the rest:

  • Rhode Island School of Design, internationally recognized design school

  • Lifespan Health System, leading academic medical center

  • Ximedica, industry leading ISO certified and FDA registered medical device design development

  • And surrounded by regional centers for engineering excellence


Wherever you are in the developmental journey, our vast network of experts will provide you with the guidance you need to navigate that process.

Here are a few of the sectors we work in:


Aging + The Silver Economy


Home Care








Diagnostics +

Who We Support

  • Local and Global Startups

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Clinicians

  • Students

  • Institutions

  • Academic Institutions

  • Corporations

  • Patients