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.
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Why We Do It

We are invested in making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and their families around the globe.
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Who We Are

We are a dedicated team of proven medtech innovators, passionate about using our know-how and experience to drive medical advancement.
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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

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We believe innovation is a discipline that can be taught and honed. Hand in hand with that conviction, we know that transforming great ideas into great products, services and companies is a complex process, but one that can be instilled and learned. To achieve this, we offer extensive educational programs firmly rooted in practical, real-world experience. And precisely targeted for entrepreneurs, students and the medtech community, including government and industry.

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We maintain that innovation is best learned by doing. Through full engagement in the inventive activities required to bring an idea to life. Simply put, innovation through immersion. We create value by enabling entrepreneurs to develop novel solutions. Patients, providers, investors and the healthcare ecosystem all benefit when early-stage companies translate their concepts into meaningful medical technologies. Guided by this insight, we offer a variety of incubation and acceleration options. All tailored to match the development stages and goals of the inventors and innovators who join us.

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We seek to inspire innovation that advances human health. Our objective is that simple. That clear. That fundamentally vital. We are compelled to use our voice to raise awareness on social issues and policy decisions that strengthen the early-stage medical company ecosystem. We amplify that voice by forging effective alliances among organizations with similar goals. And ultimately, we help shape global health principles by providing policymakers with informed analyses of issues associated with medtech innovation. For human health elevation.


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.

“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:

Government Agencies

Medtech Advocacy Groups

Diversity Drivers

Other Global Innovation Programs

The Investment Community

Diversity Matters

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.

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