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Innovation, Design, & Engineering in Action

IDEA Labs is a bioengineering design and entrepreneurship incubator founded in 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis. Students, faculty, staff, and St. Louis entrepreneurs team up to tackle unmet needs in healthcare delivery and clinical medicine. Past teams have gone from concept to functional prototype within 1 semester. Read our full description about the organization in our publication in Nature Biotech.

Introducing ... Translation Labs

Translation Labs, a new initiative by IDEA Labs and the Office Technology Management, is looking to create teams around WU research IP with a new class of teams/start-ups starting in January. Teams will be composed of Post-docs, MBA students and PhD students working on the commercialization of any one out of over 100 WU Research Projects currently disclosed to OTM. The teams will go through the IDEA Labspathway to commercialization and receive support in market research, patenting, LLC formation, and venture funding.

For more information, contact:
Suman Bikash Mondal (314-747-0588)

Recent News

December Newsletter - The winter issue of our quarterly newsletter was published in December. Keep updated on our past achievements, our current activity, and future happenings by subscribing at the link below.

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Nature Biotech Publication - We are excited to announce our recent publication in Nature Biotech - an article detailing the operations and objectives of IDEA Labs.

See it at Nature Biotech
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Get Involved

CLINICIANS: Click to submit your clinical problem(s).
We accept problem suggestions year 'round. We are currently accepting problem submissions for the 2015-2016 cycle.

STUDENTS: Click to participate
Students interested in participating may still apply to join teams in the current cycle if space allows. Otherwise applications will be considered for our next cycle.

SPONSORS: Click to learn more.
Organizations sponsor IDEA Labs on many levels and have the opportunity to aid the St. Louis entrepreneurial community.