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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 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