Propose a Project
Every Fall, MTM students dive into a variety of capstone projects, with teams of students collaborating with a sponsor to take healthcare innovation from early concept toward clinical use.
We solicit project ideas annually for review (see timeline below). Projects can be a therapeutic (drug or biologic), a medical device, an in-vitro diagnostic or a combination device.
Projects focus on multiple aspects of the medical translation process, including technical development, prototyping, examination of the intellectual property landscape, market scoping, and business case development.
Teams involve 3-4 students with backgrounds ranging from bioengineering and molecular biology to clinical training as RNs or MDs.
I’m interested. What is the next step?
- Outline a medical problem that matters to you and your institution/ company that you envision in clinical use and commercialization.
- Watch our webinar on how to submit a strong MTM capstone proposal.
- Read through the following for more information on the process:
- Propose Your Project Idea
- Submit Your Final Project Proposal (link will open in mid-April)
Project Proposal Timeline:
January-March: Submit preliminary project ideas/titles.
April-May: Finalize your capstone proposals internally at your organization.
May-June: Submit final capstone project proposals.
July: Final capstone projects shared with students.
August: Capstone project pitches and team matching
September: Teams finalize, and projects launch!
How to Propose a Strong Capstone Project for MTM
The most successful capstone project proposals address present-day medical challenges and have technical/engineering content as well as initial proof of concept that makes it worthwhile to examine a path to clinical use and commercialization.