About i3 Prism

i3 Prism is an early-stage technology commercialization fund focused on women and Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) healthcare innovators who aim to bring new healthcare solutions to patients and society, and advance technologies to the next level from a commercial perspective. Selected applicants will receive up to $33K in funding, which will be distributed based on the achievement of milestones.

Eligibility and Requirements:

Eligible applicants must:

  • be individuals who identify as female and/or as BIPOC, or teams with a female and/or BIPOC lead; preference will be given to diverse teams.
  • be a Mount Sinai faculty or staff member or student; if the individual is within the research setting, they must be in the early stages of a scientific career (e.g., master’s, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, etc.).
  • have not previously received substantial funding for commercialization.
  • submit the technology concept to MSIP via the Invention Disclosure Portal, including evidence of a development plan, prototype, and/or a minimum viable product or its equivalent.

How to Apply

The 2022 application period is closed. Please check this page for updates on the next application cycle.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please out to Cynthia Cleto, MS, Senior Director of Outreach, Entrepreneurship and Special Programs at cynthia.cleto@mssm.edu or Steffanie Haripersaud, MHA, Program Manager, at steffanie.haripersaud@mssm.edu.