Catalyze is a new approach to translational research support that takes into consideration not only the technical needs of the project, but also the management, commercialization, regulatory, and training requirements of the scientists developing them. Catalyze strives to anticipate the needs of a supported project, pivot funding and other support as needed, and prevent projects from failing for non-technical reasons. Projects supported by Catalyze receive funding, project management support, access to technical services and expertise, advisory services (IP, regulatory, commercialization), training opportunities, access to best practices and the opportunity to become part of an innovation network.
The mission of Catalyze is to provide a comprehensive suite of support and services to facilitate the transition of basic science discoveries into viable diagnostic and therapeutic candidates that have been cleared for human testing, and to develop a translational research workforce fluent in product development and entrepreneurship.
Focus on gap filling studies to accelerate promising technology toward traditional funding mechanisms or 3rd party investment
Applicants will be expected to achieve commercial milestones in exchange for preclinical services
Awardees will be expected to achieve negotiated commercial milestones
Opportunity to work with Catalyze Coordinating Center's Innovation Advisors
Access to NHLBI team of EIRS (Investment, IP, Regulatory, Clinical trial design, Reimbursement)
The Catalyze Webinar Series presents a monthly program of webinars, lectures, and workshops about early-stage product development oriented towards academic innovators. The webinars are open to all faculty, staff, and students interested in early-stage product development.