NEOvations Bench to Bedside Program

Promoting Innovation in medical technology

The Bench to Bedside program engages interdisciplinary teams of students in observing a problem as it would occur at the bedside of a patient and then promotes working together to develop a device solution that can ultimately bring positive change for the patient — and the future of health care.

Exciting and vibrant 7-month program that brings students, medical professionals, industry experts, investors and others to meet the needs of patients through medical technology design.

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Interdisciplinary teams of students studying in the fields of health, business, engineering and law

  • Observe the clinical problem
  • Identify a need
  • Design a concept
  • Evaluate the patent landscape
  • Establish a regulatory pathway
  • Create a prototype
  • Develop a commercialization strategy


Introduction to the fascinating world of health technology innovation

  • Interdisciplinary teams work together to solve unmet needs faced in medicine.
  • Intensive experiential education through a hands-on real-world environment
  • Includes support and advice from medical, industry and academic professionals
  • Observe medical problems, identify needs and designs technologies as solutions to these problems
  • At the end of the program, teams present their projects to a panel of judges for a chance to advance their work for further development


  • Build understanding of the design thinking process
  • Gain experience in accelerating new technologies from concept to commercialization
  • Receive stipend for proof of concept prototyping
  • Access to venture capitalists who might fund project


Fayez Safadi, Ph.D.

NEOvations Bench to Bedside Program

Northeast Ohio Medical University