How to Apply


Most candidates for  the INNoVATE program will have an advanced life science or technology education (PhD, MD or MD/PhD). Participants should have an entrepreneurial perspective with a strong interest in starting a company. The ability to learn new concepts, persevere and commit to technology commercialization is necessary to gain full benefits from the program.

To apply, email


  1. • A brief statement that describes your qualifications and reasons for applying to the program

  2. • A resume (2-3 pages)

  3. • A 1-page summary of a project of interest (intended to describe your general field of interest during the program)


Candidates who meet the above admission criteria will be invited for a short informational interview. The interviews provide an opportunity for applicants to ask specific questions about the program and for the program staff/instructors to learn more about the applicants.

Admissions are done on a rolling basis until the class is filled.


The program fee is $3000, to be paid in full at the beginning of the course.
Postdoctoral and doctoral candidates can qualify for a partially subsidized tuition of $2000.


The course content is divided into approximately 40 sessions. Classes begin on September 26, 2013 and will be held on Thursday evening each week from 6:30 – 9:00 pm and one Saturday per month at The Universities at Shady Grove campus in Rockville, Maryland. Approximately 40 class sessions are scheduled through June, 2014.

Additional Information

If you have questions about the application process, please sign up for an information session or contact the program staff at