FFMI fullPACE is a 12-week educational program designed to teach biomedical innovation and entrepreneurship through experiential learning in small multidisciplinary teams. Developed in partnership with the U-M College of Engineering’s Center for Entrepreneurship, teams receive hands-on learning in product development under the guidance of commercialization experts from across campus and industry.

The objectives of FFMI fullPACE are to:

  • Provide a structured biomedical innovation and commercialization education experience for the non-traditional learner, including researchers, clinicians, and other medical professionals.
  • Provide a recruitment and retention advantage for participating UMMS departments and medical education programs.
  • Develop an established pipeline of de-risked ideas with the potential to harden and mature into viable and investable biomedical innovations

The FFMI fullPACE program is uniquely designed for:

  • Medical Residents & Fellows
  • Graduate Students and Postdocs (All UMMS Departments)
  • Clinicians
  • Biomedical Researchers

NOTE: Additional opportunities available for Medical Students enrolled in the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Path of Excellence (PoE) to attend weekly lectures throughout the course. Only full course enrollees can attend the post-lecture hands-on innovation workshops.

Course Structure

2018 Session (Dates TBA)
2-hour weekly sessions – 5:30 to 7:30 pm – Kellogg Eye Center

  • 1-hour lecture (from lead instructor or guest expert)
  • 1-hour coaching/mentoring on innovation project as multidisciplinary team (dinner provided) – enrolled participants only

2017 Session Course Topics

 Session Date Subject
Session 1 1/11/2017 Case Study Workshop: Accuri Cytometers
Session 2 1/18/2017 Value Proposition & Customer Discovery
Session 3 1/25/2017 Case Study Workshop: Inhaled Insulin
Session 4 2/1/2017 Communicating Innovative Ideas
Session 5 2/8/2017 Risk as a Planning Tool
Session 6 2/15/2017 Customers & Market
Session 7 2/22/2017 Product Planning & Setting Milestones
Session 8 3/1/2017 Intellectual Property Overview
Session 9 3/8/2017 BioArbor @ SPARK – Defining the Culture and Values of a Startup
Session 10 3/15/2017 Regulatory & Reimbursement
Session 11 3/22/2017 Equity & Investment for Innovators
Session 12 3/29/2017 Showcase Event
Thank you for your interest in FFMI fullPACE. For more information please submit the following:
April 10, 2018