Annual Workshop

Interested in hands-on experience with translation and commercialization?

This hands-on workshop enables participants to work with expert program faculty and conduct case-study exercises on key aspects of translating and commercializing neurotechnology. Selected participants for the in-person workshop will receive a travel allowance.

Upcoming Virtual Workshop: January 16th & 17th, 2025

Application Opens October 1st, 2024!
Annual workshop group on the river.

Workshop Topics and Exercises

Performing a Clinical Needs Assessment

Developing a Business Case for a Neurotechnology

Building the Roadmap for the Neurotechnology

Thinking through a Reimbursement Strategy

Progressing to a First-In-Human Study

Applying for SBIR/STTR Funding

Creating and Delivering a Venture Pitch

Stay tuned for details on next year's workshop.

2022 NeuroTech Workshop

June 6-7, 2022   |   Minneapolis, MN

Congratulations to the 2022 NTC Workshop  participants!  This year's workshop brought together 31 innovators  and 18 program faculty to work through 7 exercises ranging from building  a clinical needs statement all the way to delivering a venture pitch.   New this year were case study exercises on reimbursement analysis and  developing a strong SBIR/STTR application.

Image of 50 smiling research attendees on a boat dock from the 2022 workshop in Minneapolis, MN.
Image of the NeuroTech Workshop surrounded by individual photos of virtual research attendees.

2021 NeuroTech Workshop

June 23-24, 2021   |   Virtual

Congratulations to all participants on a successful first annual virtual workshop. The NTC Workshop brought together 28 participants and 13 program faculty to work through five hands-on exercises in how to translate and commercialize a novel neurotechnology, culminating in a venture pitch.

What Participants Said

"...I really enjoyed working with my team members in this fast paced workshop. Faculty feedback was great...the agenda was very well described..."

​"I thought the teams composition was good as each was varied.  Keep that approach of variable backgrounds and levels of experience."

​"Excellent job. Well done and keep up the encouraging words."

"...well done and well executed, I felt. The teams (and faculty) were very engaged and the culmination was not only interesting but also fun. I would be happy to participate in the future if this is to be repeated...the outcomes obtained from the workshop, I felt, were outstanding. It was fun, engaging and I look forward to being invited back. I’m open to other opportunities to volunteer as well..."

"One of the biggest benefits of this experience for me has been the boost in confidence -- the path to commercializing medical tech is no longer so opaque to me, and I truly believe that I can succeed at this endeavor! So much of the useful info contained in the exercises are available for later reference. Also, the experience of working with several other highly competent teammates was truly a joy. I look forward to taking on this the challenge of translational neurotech if the opportunity arises."