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
Our mission is to advance human health worldwide by forging stronger alliances among innovators, industry and government.
Why We Do It
We are invested in making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and their families around the globe.
Fogarty Innovation is a nonprofit organization 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 mentors provide immersive support to early-stage companies with compelling medical technology solutions to help them hone their strategies, build their team, 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 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. Programs are tailored for specific audiences, including students, entrepreneurs, industry peers, and government representatives. We believe innovation is a discipline that can be taught and honed.
Elevate the Ecosystem: We leverage our unique status as a nonprofit to bring together disparate public and private entities and forge alliances that help innovation thrive. By increasing understanding and cooperation among innovators, industry, academia, and government, we can address issues and influence decisions that strengthen the early-stage medtech ecosystem. These partnerships also amplify our efforts to improve diversity in our industry and contribute to our local communities. We are stronger together.
We like to think our headquarters are in Silicon Valley, but our home is the world. We are a global hub for novel thinking and creation. Providing a bold model for shaping the future of human health, guided by a focused, comprehensive vision.
As a nonprofit in the medical technology space, we are unique by nature. And we’ve leveraged our distinctive status to create an unmatched environment, where medtech community stakeholders converge to transform healthcare. Together, innovating visionary approaches to address unmet needs.
Our Guiding Principles
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. Each with unique viewpoints and interests. Our years of experience in this dynamic space have allowed us to develop deep and lasting relationships with many of these stakeholders. We consistently strive to grow and expand our alliances with our fellow participants in the medtech ecosystem. Our mission is to advance human health worldwide by facilitating the collaboration between these groups. In short, sharing a commitment to serve humanity.
– Venture Capitalist
The growing list of groups with whom we are proud to actively collaborate includes:
Medtech Advocacy Groups
Other Global Innovation Programs
The Investment Community
Successful innovation requires creativity in thinking. It demands the ability to identify and objectively consider concepts and solutions that are broader than any one person can conceive. That’s why we firmly believe the diversity of innovative ideas is grounded in the diversity of the individuals working together. To this end, we co-founded Diversity by Doing HealthTech to empower diversity change agents in small to mid-size medtech companies. Learn more about DxD and our committment to partnering with organizations that support a broad range of groups.
Join Our Journey
We are all innovators, and we have something novel to bring to life—whether an innovative idea, a new technology or a strong belief that there must be a better way. If healthcare is your passion—and you’re driven to shape its future—we encourage you to educate yourself about Fogarty Innovation’s audacious vision. We invite you to connect with us to make a difference in the medical technology ecosystem. And we hope you’ll join us as we seek to inspire innovation that advances human health. Help us turn possibilities into realities. Please read on, and contact us to begin your journey.