The ExCITE (Expediting Commercialization, Innovation, Translation, and Entrepreneurship) program supports ground-breaking, healthcare-related work move from labs to the marketplace. ExCITE helps develop infrastructure for identifying technologies.

The University of Louisville ExCITE (Expediting Commercialization, Innovation, Translation, and Entrepreneurship) program supports faculty, staff, and students who want to take the ground-breaking, healthcare-related work they do in their labs to the marketplace.

UofL ExCITE does this by:

      • Developing infrastructure for identifying technologies;
      • Allocating funding for product definition studies;
      • Providing access to early-stage development expertise and mentorship;
      • And offering hands-on skills development in entrepreneurism.

ExCITE technologies must originate from the University of Louisville and focus on healthcare-related technologies. See the "Applications Process” and “FAQ” pages for more information on qualifying technologies.

The ExCITE program is funded through the National Institute of Health’s Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (REACH) program. The goal of the program is to support proof-of-concept centers (hubs) that facilitate and accelerate the translation of biomedical innovations into commercial products that improve patient care and enhance health.

The long-term goals of the program are to foster commercialization success, economic development and entrepreneurial culture change at each hub institution.