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Incubator Facility. FAQ

What is the GCIC?

Founded in 2007, the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (GCIC) is a technology commercialization consortium made possible by a $60 million grant from the State of Ohio’s Third Frontier Program. GCIC is led by Cleveland Clinic and includes Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University, the University of Cincinnati, The University of Toledo and University Hospitals and is linked to industry and economic development partners.

GCIC assists institutions and companies by providing resources and funding for cardiovascular technology commercialization. GCIC seeks to expand the thriving medical device and biotech industry located in Ohio by leveraging partner resources and capabilities to develop and attract new companies. The GCIC Incubator will be home to 20 early stage cardiovascular companies. By fostering technology and company development, GCIC will create hundreds of new jobs in Ohio.


Our Frequently Asked Questions are below. If you need more help, please contact us.

Who runs the incubator?

  • The facility is operated by the staff of the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center Incubation Program.

How do I apply?

  • The first step is to speak with us. We can be reached at 216.445.7006.

Do I have to sign a standard commercial lease?

  • Incubator leases are designed to give member companies the greatest possible flexibility. Leases guarantee the rental fees for three years, but allow companies to move out, add space, or consolidate their offices with one month’s notice. Call us if you would like to review a draft lease. We can be reached at 216.445.7006.

What kind of internet access is available?

  • Clients have access to a shared, high-speed T3 designated internet connection. Access to our wireless network is available in all common areas of the incubator. Clients have access to IT support through our onsite IT Management group. For information on IT support, please contact Laura Konczos at 216.445.7006.

Are there any jobs available at the Incubator?

  • The Incubator is home to many young and growing enterprises that often have positions available. For more information about job opportunities, please visit our Clients section of our website.

How can I find out more about business incubators?

What are some of the current start-ups involved the Incubator program?

  • A list of Incubator companies can be viewed in the Clients section of our website, including brief descriptions and links to the home pages of the program’s current clients.

Is it possible to visit the Incubator?

  • If you are in the area and would like a tour of the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center Incubator, contact Laura Konczos by phone at 216.445.7006 or by e-mail at

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