What We Do

At Fogarty Innovation, we accelerate the invention, development and deployment of new health technologies into the care pathway by incubating ideas and companies, educating stakeholders, and forging stronger alliances among innovators, industry and government.

We combine our passion for innovation with world-class expertise, resources and leadership to bring new healthcare technologies to life. Our collaborative ecosystem encourages disruptive thinking and helps innovators and early-stage companies thrive through hands-on coaching, network access, a supportive cohort, and practical learning opportunities. By helping innovators translate novel concepts into bold solutions for unmet clinical needs, we create value for providers, patients and investors. 

In order to help important new solutions reach patient care, we make much of our educational curriculum freely available to the broader medtech community. Along the same lines, we seek to elevate the ecosystem through advocacy efforts and alliances with groups that can help move the industry’s life-enhancing work forward.



“Many (incubators) measure their worth by companies that get in and are funded…FI does not play in that space, taking companies right at inception. They take a completely different approach.”

– Company-in-Residence CEO

“…Fogarty Innovation is a safe place which enables vulnerable young companies and ideas to survive the ‘gully of death.’”

– Fogarty Innovation collaborator

“The management team at Fogarty is incredible; interactions have been amazing. All accelerators claim to have seasoned mentors, but if I could get even one meeting with those mentors the whole time I was at (another accelerator), it was plenty.”

– Company-in-Residence CEO

How We Do It

Educate: Learning Opportunities

Bringing a new medical technology to life is a complex and constantly-evolving endeavor. We accelerate the process of innovation by providing a full curriculum of lectures, workshops, and other timely, practical learning opportunities.

We offer the following educational programming tailored to our diverse constituents:

Create: Incubation & Acceleration

Fogarty Innovation provides intensive support to  entrepreneurs and startups interested in creating  promising new medical technologies, ranging from devices to digital health. In addition to our educational programs, early-stage companies also benefit from participating in a real-world living laboratory with a cohort of other startup companies and entrepreneurs, and from unlimited access to our internal team of dedicated mentors. They also enjoy the efficiencies of residing in 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that combines office, meeting, educational, laboratory and development space.

We offer a range of incubation and acceleration programs to create value in medtech based on the stage of concept development and the innovators’ goals:

Elevate: Alliances 

We leverage our nonprofit status to forge stronger alliances among innovators, industry and government. By increasing understanding and communcation across stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem, we help these disparate groups to work together more productively and efficiently to bring new technology solutions into patient care. Our partners include companies, institutions, clinical practices, funders and agencies that foster similar goals, such as: