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ENTREP 470: NUvention: Medical

Quarter Offered

Fall: Wednesdays, 6 – 9 p.m. CT, Chicago OR Evanston – simultaneous & in-person
Winter: Wednesdays, 6 – 9 p.m. CT, Chicago OR Evanston – simultaneous & in-person

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites, but prior Farley coursework or practical experience in a relevant field is encouraged. An application is required.

Description

NUvention: Medical is designed to expose students to the holistic process of developing and commercializing new medical technologies through the lens of a startup. A partnership between 3 Northwestern schools (Feinberg Medical School, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, McCormick School of Engineering), this class brings together students in interdisciplinary teams to simulate the ways in which medical innovations evolve from clinical needs and become viable ventures. Over the course of six months, students engage with challenges tied to product development, intellectual property, industry regulations, and business modeling as they learn what it means to be entrepreneurial in the medical technology space. 

Faculty

Ed Acuna
Andrew Cittadine
David Kalainov
Tyler Wanke
Lilli Zakarija
Luke Neill

 

 

 

 

Course Details

Requirements that this course satisfies: Serves as the experiential course for the Farley undergraduate and graduate minors in entrepreneurship

Duration: 3 hours, once per week

Class size: ~40 students (approx. 10 students/school)


Apply

Applications for the Fall 2023 and Winter 2024 sections of NUvention: Medical are closed. Any questions can be directed to Farley@northwestern.edu

Course Details

Requirements that this course satisfies: Serves as the experiential course for the Farley undergraduate minor in entrepreneurship and Farley graduate minor in entrepreneurship.

Duration: 3-hour course sessions, once per week (3-hour courses include regular breaks and are broken into lecture, discussion, and groupwork portions); 2 quarters 

Class size: ~48 students (approx. 12 students per school) 

Course Number: ENTREP 470, BMD_ENG 495, HCAK 615 and 616, INTERDEP 4017 

Who Should Enroll: Graduate students and advanced undergraduates interested in expanding their knowledge of the intersection of medicine and entrepreneurship. 

Application: Applications are required for this course. 

Advisers

NUvention advisers are industry experts who bring real world experience into the classroom on a regular basis. They collaborate with the faculty and mentor students, providing feedback as the students innovate. Students often cite their advisers as playing a crucial role in their student journey.

Network of Experts

The Farley Center connects students with a robust network of innovation and entrepreneurship experts. These experts serve as guest judges, attend pitch events, and give talks and seminars.

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