We seek to recruit interdisciplinary translational project (ITP) teams from universities and industry nationwide that align with our clinical indication priorities in dental, oral, and craniofacial tissue engineering/regenerative medicine. Our first RFP was issued in May 2017 and the first cohort of eight ITP teams was selected in November 2017. Subsequent cohorts were selected in June 2018, December 2018, May 2021, and January 2023.

We are developing an ITP team pipeline, as shown in the figure at right, through a process of structured innovation, during which we recruit, select, and advance only those technologies that optimally align with priorities of four key stakeholder groups — providers (clinicians and healthcare networks); producers (industry); payors; and patients.

Currently supported projects

Previously supported projects