The Nexus of NeuroTech Translation: The first event introduced the NIH Blueprint NeuroTech

Program and its mission to a diverse group of government, academic, and community stakeholders across the Washington-Baltimore CSA. Together with our DC partner Howard University School of Medicine, we showcased the successes of NTH-supported neurotechnologies and invited attendees to discuss the opportunity for this region to mobilize its resources to support enabling NeuroTech translation. We hosted a panel discussion on how to build a MedTech Harbor in the Washington-Baltimore CSA and the impact it will have both locally and globally. Notably, this panel will include representation from FDA’s Center for Devices and

Radiological Health Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories to integrate regulatory input elements of safety and efficacy in the medical device innovation cycle. We will close the convening with an EquiTech networking event co-hosted with our community partner, Baltimore Upsurge, and research partners for Howard and APL. The event’s theme is inclusive innovation and how to create an ecosystem where a diverse group of innovators and clinicians could collaborate to collaborate on groundbreaking technology in service to a diverse group of patients.