Neurotech Early Research and Development (NERD)

Take your neurotech venture to the next level

The NERD (Neurotech Early Research & Development) program provides milestone-based non-dilutive funding to support product development. The program helps to de-risk investments in neurotechnologies by bridging the funding gap between research grants and private capital. Each project is assigned a product development team to advise, track, and evaluate progress throughout the project. Funds flow directly to contract research organizations (CROs) or service providers. All intellectual property remains with the company.

Impact of our work

  • 14

    Companies Supported*

  • $15.8M

    Follow-on Investments*

  • 24

    CROs engaged*


Private and institutional investors interested in learning more about the neurotech industry or considering investments in this space can gain access to OBI’s investor platform with detailed profiles of OBI’s portfolio companies. To learn more, please contact:

Neurotechnology Startups

If you are commercializing a neurotechnology we want to hear from you. Contact us to learn more about the neurotech industry and OBI’s commercialization programs and opportunities:

*As of Sept 30, 2018