ODAT

January 8, 2020

A scientist in a laboratory looks at a vial filled with green liquidCTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) issues the 7th Translational Product Development Fund (TPDF) RFA funding cycle to support projects that advance research discoveries towards commercializable products. Apply now for support for projects on the path to form a start-up or license agreement, and focused on product development.

November 4, 2019

Scientist with a blue glove holds up and examines a pillCTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) has released a special Request for Applications (RFA) to advance the development of promising early-stage therapeutics. The intention of funding is to better position these projects to be competitive for follow-on funding through other internal or external funding programs and for successful commercialization. Learn more and apply.

August 20, 2019

Young woman pushes her father in a wheelchair, while he holds a basketballThrough a targeted funding opportunity, the CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation has selected four UMN projects to receive funding and guidance. Congratulations to the awardees!

May 2, 2019

Nearly 80 people attended the Pediatric Device Breakthrough Collaborative event to discover better medical technologies and solutions to help children. Nearly 80 technology innovators, clinicians, investors, academics and members of the medical device industry gathered in April to better understand academic-industry relationship barriers and catalysts for innovation during the fifth annual Pediatric Device Breakthrough Collaborative event.

April 1, 2019

Mimi the hippo in the Yonder app gives a guided tourA project that was initially funded through the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium’s Community Discovery Program for Child Health Innovation, which is managed by CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation, was featured in the Business section of the Sunday, March 31 Star Tribune.

March 15, 2019

Grandmother and caretaker's hands on a tableA new CTSI funding opportunity is available for University of Minnesota researchers to support the development of innovations that address challenges faced by family and unpaid/informal caregivers.

January 9, 2019

Female scientist in labA sixth cycle of funding is available through a collaboration between CTSI and the Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and in conjunction with the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics for projects that have the potential to be commercialized through the formation of a start-up company or execution of a license agreement with an established commercial entity. 

August 10, 2018

A person working in a medical research labThree research projects have been selected to each receive $50,000 in initial project funding and support through CTSI's Translational Product Development Fund (TPDF) to advance along the translational development pathway toward the formation of a start-up company or execution of a license agreement.

April 19, 2018

Gwenyth Fischer, MD, director of the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (PDIC). The fourth annual Pediatric Device Breakthrough Collaborative eventhosted by the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (PDIC), supported by CTSI, and held in conjunction with the Design of Medical Devices conference, recently attracted 60 medical device industry representatives, innovators, clinicians, and investors with a common goal of improving pediatric health and medical technology.

January 10, 2018

Petri dishA new RFA is available through the Translational Product Development Fund for projects that have the potential to be commercialized through the formation of a start-up company or execution of a license agreement with an established commercial entity; apply by Feb. 7. 

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