The Bakken MDC has a variety of programs that support medical device innovation, teach the innovation process and provide various prototyping opportunities.


Innovation Fellows 2021-2022 Team

The Innovation Fellows Program concentrates on developing medical devices for a broad variety of clinical areas. The goal is to train the next leaders in medtech by fostering leadership and teaching risk management for medical devices.

Encore Mentors working with a Student

The Encore Program is mid- to late-career professionals and retirees volunteering to mentor the next generation of innovators.

BMDC Innovation Collaborations

Industry Collaborations (IC) works with the med tech community, not only in MN, but nationally and globally to discover available resources at the UMN.


Clinician-Led Innovation Projects

The Clinician Led Innovation Program is an opportunity for clinicians to get involved with solving real-world needs and see medical devices come to life.

Medical Device Innovation Experience for Undergraduates (MDIEU)

The Medical Device Innovation Experience for Undergraduates (MDIEU) course is an exciting opportunity for you to participate in the medical device innovation process through an experiential learning project where you will be developing a real medical device.