Industrial membership in the BMES plugs you into one of the leading academic centers involved in neural interface technology research. What does this mean? This means having access to knowledge on the cutting edge of biomedical technology innovation. This means knowing what challenges may lie ahead
What is the value proposition?
The BMES offers a variety of value-added opportunities and will work with you to develop a program that meets the individual partner’s needs. This may include:
· Licensing of BMES Technologies
· Acquisition of BMES-Affiliated Start-Up Companies
· Access to Facilities for Analysis/Testing/Validation
· Co-Development of your (Industry Partner) Technology
· Co-Development of BMES Technology
· BMES-trained graduates for employment
· Academic Collaborator on SBIR/STTR Grant Opportunities
· Networking opportunities with medical device manufacturers, components vendors and suppliers, development groups, academic researchers and consultants.
What does it cost?
The value of BMES Industry Membership comes at a cost of an annual membership fee due upon joining the center. Currently we offer two levels of membership: Senior Industrial Partner Membership and Technology Industry Partner Membership. The cost and benefit associated with each membership can be found here.
What else do I get out it?
The BMES has created a meeting place for innovators and entrepreneurs, manufacturers and distributers. As such, the center serves as a center of knowledge and experience in early-stage medical technology development. This includes understanding strategies for protecting intellectual property, developing clear proof-of-concept studies, identifying development path for technologies and identifying potential funding sources to support development activities.
What is expected of me?
Besides annual dues, we ask that members play as active a role as possible in the center’s activities to add value to the community as a whole. The industry program hosts two Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) meeting annually, one in late winter and one in early summer. We encourage attendance at both. Further, the industry program puts out an Industry Program Newsletter and, at times, we ask industry partners to contribute a piece on topics related to their field and the BMES.