NeuroDesign | Curriculum


The Cleveland NeuroDesign Fellowship trains participants in a six-stage development process that forms the cornerstone of their entrepreneurial journey. With full immersion in the clinical experience, fellows will gain the skills to transform ideas into products and products into businesses. 

Stage 1: Needs Finding

During this time, fellows will shadow patients and caregivers, attend rounds, and observe cases in the clinic, operating rooms, procedural areas, intensive care units and wards with the goal to identify unmet clinical needs. 

Stage 2: Needs Screening

During this time, fellows will engage in significant customer discovery related to validation of need with the goal to prioritize and filter unmet needs.


Stage 3: Concept Generation

During this time, fellows will  brainstorm solutions to the needs they previously identified previously.


Stage 4: Concept Screening

During this time, fellows will screen their generated concepts for commercial viabililty.


Stage 5: Strategy Development

During this time, fellows will develop and integrate intellectual property, regulatory, reimbursement, clinical, quality to take their two ideas forward.


Stage 6: Business Planning

During this time, fellows will select a final idea that'll go forward and develop a plan for that technology, which could include the creation of a start-up company.


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