Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Pavilion

Welcome to the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Pavilion

Cleveland Clinic, a top 4 U.S. hospital, is deeply committed to improving patient care by fostering scientific innovation and discovery. Challenges posted through the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Pavilion are specifically designed to expedite the translation of discoveries from the laboratory to the bedside.

Please click on the Challenges tab for more information. Note: Cleveland Clinic employees, please refer to the Lerner Research Institute intranet for policies regarding submission of a solution by an employee or trainee at Cleveland Clinic.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit, multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. More than 3,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. The Cleveland Clinic health system includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, more than 75 Northern Ohio outpatient locations, including 16 full-service Family Health Centers, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and, currently under construction, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Visit us at Follow us at

About Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute

The Lerner Research Institute (LRI) is home to Cleveland Clinic’s laboratory, translational and clinical research. Its mission is to promote human health by investigating in the laboratory and the clinic the causes of disease and discovering novel approaches to prevention and treatments; to train the next generation of biomedical researchers; and to foster productive collaborations with those providing clinical care. The LRI continues to make a major contribution to the advancement of human health. LRI researchers publish more than 600 articles per year in high-impact biomedical journals (top 10% of all biomedical journals).

LRI’s total annual research expenditure exceeds $250 million (with more than $100 million in competitive federal funding). More than 2,000 people (including approximately 180 principal investigators, 210 postdoctoral fellows, and about 170 graduate students) in 13 departments work in research programs focusing on cardiovascular, cancer, neurologic, musculoskeletal, allergic and immunologic, eye, metabolic and infectious diseases. LRI has more than 700,000 square feet of lab, office and core services space. LRI faculty oversee the curriculum and train the next generation of physician-scientists in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Faculty also participate in multiple doctoral programs, including the Molecular Medicine PhD Program, supported in part by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. LRI is a significant source of commercial property, generating many invention disclosures, licenses and patents each year.