The i4 Program is a novel initiative within the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering that melds traditional undergraduate engineering education with biomedical entrepreneurship. Composed of four phases of need Identification, Ideation, Innovation and Implementation, this mentored design program culminates in an annual competition awarding a financial prize that supports further intellectual property development and the eventual formation of a student-founded company. Bringing talented students together with highly accomplished academic, clinical and industry professionals, the i4 Program drives young, innovative entrepreneurship into the Triangle region while fostering the creation of practical solutions to real-world problems.

Dates and other important information are posted at www.bme.unc.edu/index.php/undergraduate/i4 

For further questions, contact the Undergraduate Student Services Manager, Cheryl Simpson (cheris at email dot unc dot edu) or the Program Director, Shawn Gomez (smgomez at unc dot edu).