Mayo Innovation Scholars
The Mayo Innovation Scholars Program (MISP) aims to:
- Assist Mayo Clinic Ventures, along with three other Mayo Clinic departments, in the assessment of new product submissions by Mayo researchers
- Provide research opportunities for undergraduate science and business students
- Provide leadership development opportunities for MBA and MAOL students
Formerly the Mayo Scholars Program, MISP was designed in 2006 by retired Medtronic executive, John Meslow. Together with the Mayo Clinic Office of Intellectual Property, now Mayo Clinic Ventures, and the Minnesota Private College Council, Meslow created a unique program to place students from a variety of disciplines at the interface of innovations in science and medicine and the fields of intellectual property, marketing and business development.
MISP offers an opportunity for selected graduate students and undergraduate science and business students to research projects submitted by Mayo Clinic professionals through several Mayo Clinic departments, including Mayo Clinic Ventures, the Center for Innovation, the Department of Surgery and the Division of Engineering. Now in its tenth year, MISP continues to be an innovative model for student experiential learning.
The Mayo Innovation Scholars Program is a collaborative initiative supported by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Medtronic Philanthropy, Mayo Clinic Ventures and the Minnesota Private College Council.