The i4 Program is a novel initiative within the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering that melds traditional undergraduate engineering education with biomedical entrepreneurship. Composed of four phases of need Identification, Ideation, Innovation and Implementation, this design program culminates in an annual competition awarding a financial prize that supports further intellectual property development and the eventual formation of student-founded companies. Bringing talented students together with highly accomplished academic, clinical and industry professionals, the i4 Program drives young, innovative entrepreneurship into the Triangle region while fostering the creation of practical solutions to real-world problems.


If you are part of the i4 competition, please regularly check in here to keep up on the most recent news, dates and related information!

  • Pitch 1 will be held Tuesday, November 20th at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.
  • Pitch 2 will be held Tuesday, February 19th at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Pitch 2 Information

  • Pitch 2 will be held Tuesday, February 19th at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center
  • Pitches will start at 4:30 PM! (Venue opens at 4:00; We hope to be done by 8:00 – all must be out of the building by 9:00).
  • The deadline for registering for Pitch 2 is Friday, February 8th!
  • To register for Pitch 2, complete and return the form posted here.
  • More information about Pitch 2 is here.


  • Purchases based on Pitch 1 awards must be made by February 4th, unless otherwise approved.
  • Purchase form is here – email to Lindsay Castret ( after filling it out.


For more information or questions, please contact Shawn Gomez (