Program Accelerating Commercialization Education (PACE)

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Are you an innovator with a groundbreaking idea, but unfamiliar with the product development and entrepreneurial arenas? Whether you’re a med student, fellow, clinician, or seasoned researcher, PACE from Fast Forward Medical Innovation offers a broad spectrum of innovation and commercialization educational opportunities. PACE provides valuable mentorship and will give you a deep, real-world understanding of strategy and tactics helping you gain valuable insight into successfully translating your research to market.

Not sure where to start? Contact Fast Forward Medical Innovation at or call (734) 615-5060.


fastpaceiconIf you’re looking for a 4-week course that provides the basic knowledge and tools to initiate the innovation and commercialization process, try:


fullpaceiconWould your biomedical research project benefit from a 12-week structured course that provides hands-on learning and expert guidance to produce de-risked ideas for potential biomedical innovation? Check out:


firstpaceiconIf you want to find out about one-time events such as lectures, seminars, ideation sessions, webinars, lunch ‘n learns, and more, look at:


FFMI PACE is made possible with support from
the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research

Fast Forward Medical Innovation also offers programs that can be tailored to support the specific innovation interests of medical students, departments, and even colleagues at other academic institutions.

Are you a medical student interested in learning more about the innovation process leading to new biomedical devices, diagnostics, therapeutics, health IT, service line improvements, or policy advances?

Explore the Path of Excellence in Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Are you a cardiovascular innovator interested in an innovation and commercialization course CUSTOMIZED for the Frankel Cardiovascular Center?

Explore Aikens Innovation Academy

Are you a program planner interested in bringing the Fast Forward Medical Innovation fastPACE course and customized workshops to your institution?

Explore our Partnership Program


Have questions about biomedical innovation at the University of Michigan? Contact Fast Forward Medical Innovation at or call (734) 615-5060.