We connect researchers & entrepreneurs with industry to accelerate the speed of commercialization
We’re seeking medical product developers, research teams, and companies offering disruptive solutions to national health security threats.
We work with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of Health and Human Services, to identify the most innovative products and technologies to protect Americans from the most serious systemic, natural and intentional health security threats.
As a member of BARDA’s DRIVe Accelerator Network, we are populating the R&D pipeline with health security products and technologies that are ready to advance to later-stage funding for clinical development and commercialization.
Applying is Simple
Submit a technical abstract no longer than 2,000 words
Include a cost proposal of an additional 2,000 words or less
Proposed costs should not exceed $749,000
Be part of a unique public-private partnership, and gain access to new authorities and an ecosystem of restless innovation.
DRIVe will leverage new authorities given to BARDA under the 21st Century Cures Act to stimulate innovation through both non-dilutive and dilutive funding.
Wrap Around Support
Select companies and researchers will receive wrap-around services to assist research and development efforts including business strategy, regulatory guidance, commercialization practices, and investment opportunities.