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Medical Device Technology Sprint

Join The Sprint, UM Ventures, Baltimore’s multi-stage, fast-paced pitch competition designed to build momentum for and accelerate the development of new medical device technologies.

  • Open to UMB inventors interested in working to develop a technology for future commercialization.
  • Technologies may be at any stage of development.
  • Proposed technologies should solve a clearly identified healthcare problem. They may be part of a larger, more complex technology as long as designing, building, and testing furthers development in the allotted timeline.


June 30, 2022
To apply, submit required slide deck (see below) to [email protected] or Dustin Lee.
Download a slide deck template.


July 20, 2022  |  4 - 6 p.m.


  • Several opening awards will be immediately granted to design, build, and test medical device prototypes. All work must supported by the award must be completed by fall 2022.
  • Following the opening Sprint, one winner will receive a final award to extend and refine the prototype, with work to be completed by spring 2023.


  1. Technological Need: What is the technical problem or bottleneck with current technology?
  2. Technological Solution: What is the new technical capability or improvement and how will it work?
  3. Customer Need: Who is the customer of the technology and why would they pay for it?
  4. Development Plan: How will development solve the technical bottleneck in 2 – 3 months?
  5. UMB Team: List of UMB inventors and department(s)
  • IP Disclosure (statement assigning to UMB and agreement to complete an invention disclosure)
  • Applicants will be contacted regarding acceptance by Thursday, July 7, 2022.

Company logos for judge panel: Robert E. Fischell Institute, Protaryx, TEDCO, UM Ventures, and CoapTech



For more information or questions, contact Dustin Lee, director of the UM Ventures Medical Devices Technology Lab, or [email protected].