Shaping the Future of Human Health

Innovation is the lifeblood of medical advancement.
This is what we believe. This is what drives us.

What We Do

We advance human health worldwide by incubating companies, educating stakeholders, and bringing innovators, industry, and government together to strengthen the startup medtech ecosystem.
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Why We Do It

We are committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and their families around the globe. We are here to give back to others while creating something of lasting value.
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Who We Are

We are a team of seasoned industry professionals who have dedicated our careers to the invention, development, and deployment of new health technologies into clinical care.
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Fogarty Innovation is a nonprofit educational incubator dedicated to advancing medical innovation that improves human health. We do this in three primary ways:

Create Companies: As an incubator and accelerator, our experienced staff provides immersive support to help early-stage companies hone their strategies, build their teams, and navigate the path to commercialization. Earlier in the pipeline, we help aspiring innovators evaluate promising ideas and answer the difficult questions that determine how, or whether, to take a concept forward. We help innovators get their ideas to patients.

Educate Stakeholders: Because transforming ideas into great technologies, services, and companies is a complex process, we provide practical educational programming that addresses challenges across the innovation lifecycle. Taught by real-world experts, our courses clarify the medtech landscape, illuminate current best practices, encourage lively discussion, and foster lasting personal connections. Many of these programs are open to members of the startup ecosystem; others are developed for specific audiences, including students, our in-house entrepreneurs/companies and government agencies. We believe innovation is a discipline that can be taught and honed.

Elevate the Ecosystem: Our alliances program leverages our unique nonprofit status to bring together disparate public and private entities and forge partnerships that help innovation thrive. By increasing understanding and cooperation among innovators, industry and government, we can address social issues and influence policy decisions that strengthen the early-stage medtech ecosystem. We are stronger together.

What’s Happening at Fogarty Innovation


The cultivation of medical technology companies at various stages of development is at the heart of Fogarty Innovation’s mission, and the core of our history. From day one, we have teamed with medtech pioneers through our tailored incubation and acceleration programs. Get to know some of our current entrepreneurs and the groundbreaking ideas we are helping them translate into game-changing solutions for patients worldwide.

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 Who We Work With

The medical technology ecosystem is shaped by a variety of interconnected constituents—private and public, financial and philanthropic, academic and industrial. Our nonprofit status and years of experience working with these stakeholders give us a unique ability to bring these disparate groups together and build collaborations that help advance innovative solutions towards patient care.

“Fogarty Innovation offers holistic service to multiple constituents that are important to the goal of success in the medtech ecosystem — entrepreneurs, regulators, funders, etc. … This is critically important because I see lots of situations where entrepreneurs feel tension with agencies because of lack of exposure … FI has a lot to offer — more knowledge and sector-specific insights than many other incubators out there.”

– Venture Capitalist

The growing list of groups with whom we are proud to actively collaborate includes:

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Government Agencies

Medtech Advocacy Groups

Diversity Drivers

Other Global Innovation Programs

The Investment Community

Diversity Matters

We are all invested in developing healthcare solutions that meet the needs of a diverse population, improve access, and eliminate disparities in outcomes.  To improve diversity in the health technology innovation ecosystem, we co-founded and support  Diversity by Doing Healthtech in partnership with Stanford Biodesign. Learn more about DxD as well as our partnerships with other organizations dedicated to diversity.

Join Our Journey

We are all innovators and have something novel to bring to life—whether that is a creative idea, a new technology, or simply the conviction that there must be a better way. If healthcare is your passion—and you’re driven to shape its future—we encourage you to learn more about Fogarty Innovation’s audacious vision. Help us turn possibilities into realities. Contact us to begin your journey.

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