Applicants have a Duke Affiliation which satisfies one of the following requirements:
  • Duke Faculty
  • Duke Staff (Post-docs, Residents and Fellows)
  • Graduate/Medical Students
Additionally, submission ideas and devices must be classified as a Class I or Class II medical device by the FDA

Review Criteria

The FastTrack team reviews and scores applications using several factors, including readiness and motivation of the inventor/team, capability match with the FastTrack program, market validation of the idea, a need evaluation and intellectual property and competition assessments.