Biomedical Innovation Program fastPACE

fastPACE (Program Accelerating Commercialization Education)

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fastPACE is a 4-week biomedical commercialization course designed for the busy medical academician with an early stage project. Modeled after the successful NSF I-Corps program and adopted from University of Michigan's Fast Forward Medical Innovation program, fastPACE blends in-person and online experiential education to help faculty researchers and clinicians learn the basic components of biomedical commercialization and prepare a successful business case to secure funding and partnerships.

Who should enroll?

  • Clinicians and researchers with an early stage biomedical innovation or idea
  • Postdocs or graduate students working with faculty mentors on a biomedical innovation or who want to learn more about innovation and commercialization

Why should you enroll?

  • Develop a successful business case used to secure funding and attract collaborators
  • Determine the commercial viability of your innovation
  • Expand your network of innovation partners, mentors, and potential investors
  • Develop greater self-confidence and business presentation skills

Enrolling a project

As a project based course, participants can enroll individually or as a team of faculty collaborators, postdocs, graduate or medical students.

Expert teaching team

fastPACE features an expert teaching team from a variety of settings, including academia and industry. Project teams are divided into educational tracks and assigned a teaching team member to capitalize on their unique experience and maximize mentorship opportunities.


Registration is closed for the 2018 cohort.
Contact Melissa Mudd with any questions and to learn about upcoming sessions.

Fall 2018 Course Syllabus

fastPACE 2018 Syllabus

Fall 2018 Course Schedule

Course Kickoff:
Wednesday, September 26
12 - 5:00 p.m.
OHSU Robertson Life Science Building (RLSB)

Weekly Webinars 4 - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, October 5
Friday, October 12
Friday, October 19

Final Session:
Friday, October 26
12 - 5:00 p.m.
OHSU Robertson Life Science Building (RLSB)

Thanks to our regional partners

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Thanks to our partners at the University of Michigan

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