Have A Great Biomedical Innovation That Could Improve Patient Care? Apply to the Coulter Program beginning Nov. 1st 2016


The UM Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program “Coulter Program” is pleased to announce the 2017 Call for Proposals.


Proposals will be accepted beginning November 1, 2016. The deadline for proposal submission is February 3, 2017.


The Coulter Program funds collaborative translational research projects between Engineering and Clinical faculty co-investigators. The goal of the program is to accelerate development and commercialization of new medical devices, diagnostics, and other biomedical products that address unmet clinical needs and lead to improvements in healthcare. Projects are actively supported and mentored by Coulter Program Management and a team of industry-experienced experts who proactively work to accelerate Coulter Program objectives. Coulter Program objectives and metrics for success involve developing new product concepts to the point of partnering with industry or forming start-up companies with follow-on investor funding to commercialize new products envisioned from translational research efforts. Coulter funding (typically $100,000 range for 1 year) does not require a departmental funding match or cost-sharing of salaries.


Distinctive aspects of the Coulter Program include business assessment work that dovetails with technical milestones for each project. Specific benefits to each project include:

  • New product planning support
  • Business development support
  • Market research
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Follow-on funding guidance
  • Mentorship from the Oversight Committee
  • The C3i Commercialization Planning Program


For more information, visit http://www.bme.umich.edu/coulter or download Coulter proposal instructions and application forms here: http://bme.umich.edu/research/coulter/process/apply/


For questions, please contact Thomas Marten, Coulter Program Director, at tmarten@umich.edu or (734) 647-1680.