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Proposal Overview

When completing the 2-page executive summary, please describe clearly what the unmet need in the marketplace is, what your value proposition is and how your product works in terms of the science behind it. For instance, for biopharma startups, the science could be the mechanism of action. If you have results of a pilot or other relevant information, please include. We are also interested in your go-to-market strategy.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Magnitude and intensity of unmet medical need
  2. Likelihood of technical success of proposed approach
  3. Degree of innovation, IP strategy, access to required IP, and/or competitive strategy
  4. Potential for a compelling product to emerge from the proposal, including passing through FDA clearance and value analysis
  5. Likelihood of achieving external funding (SBIR grant, angel investment, venture funding) at the completion of this work
  6. Quality and appropriateness of resource and team to execute

Process for Submission

Yale New Haven Health and Yale Medicine staff:

  1. Proposals must be submitted electronically to System Performance Management via this link: (TBD)
  2. On top left of webpage, select new submission
  3. Type in title, select organization via drop down list, and select the “Center for Health Care Innovation Proposal” category via drop-down list.
  4. Enter Primary Team Member’s email only. It does not accept additional emails.
  5. Browse to attach your PDF, then hit save
  6. You will be notified via email of submission and separately whether your proposal has been selected for the Pitch-Off.
  7. If you need to edit/re-submit your submission, go to the link above and choose Edit feature.

Yale University Staff and external startups:

  1. Please email a PDF of your proposal to [email protected]

Any other questions? Please email [email protected] and a team member will respond to your inquiry in 48 hours.

Key Dates

Tuesday, October 15:
Final deadline for proposals

Friday, October 25:
Finalist selection

Tuesday, November 5:
Pitch competition