Southeast XLerator Network I-RED Program

As part of the Southeast IDeA Regional Entrepreneurship Development (I-RED) Program funded by the National Institute’s of Health, the XLerator Network is developing and launching a suite of experience-based entrepreneurship educational modules, products, and tools that will be coupled with the I-RED Commercialization Program that is launching soon. The aim of the I-RED Program is to build university based biomedical researchers’ and students’ entrepreneurial skills needed to translate scientific discoveries and innovative technologies into commercial products and shorten the time it takes to get these technologies from bench to market. 

We are looking for academic based innovators in the Southeast IDeA State region (Kentucky, West Virginia, Arkansas, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, or Puerto Rico) to participate in the I-RED program, and are issuing a highly competitive Request for Applications for the inaugural I-RED Program. 

Who Qualifies?

We are currently seeking applications from faculty, academic investigators, clinicians (with university faculty appointments), and students — who are close to or ready to translate their human health related technologies into commercial products (e.g., medical devices, diagnostics, therapeutics, digital health, and tech enabled healthcare services).   

Is there Funding?

Successful applicants will receive funding that aligns with their commercialization targets and milestones.

Application Deadline?  Friday April 28, 2023, Midnight ET

Questions? Please email us here.