Innovation Nexus Conference

With a plethora of exciting activities including discussion forums, reverse pitches, and mentorship opportunities, you'll have the opportunity to expand your knowledge and connect with industry experts. Additionally, you'll have access to exclusive insights from top business executives and the chance to connect with influential investors who can help take your ideas to the next level. Program areas include:

  • New in 2024! Emerging Concepts: The path from initial idea to a new tool adopted in the clinic has many steps. Before prototypes can be created, startups can be founded, capital can be raised, or research trials conducted, all innovators start with a promising spark to be developed into a new advancement for clinical care. The new Emerging Concepts session will feature a selection of the most compelling early-stage urology innovators and their nascent ideas workshopped at the Nexus Boot Camp.     
  • Showcase: Through a rigorous and highly competitive selection process the AUA selects a handful of the best, most exciting startups in urology to showcase their innovations. These highly innovative companies span the globe and present products—devices, artificial intelligence platforms, diagnostic tests, etc.—covering a variety of urologic issues such as prostate and bladder cancer, kidney injuries, fertility testing, nocturnal enuresis, overactive bladder, and interstitial cystitis. Get more information on the 2024 Showcase Presenters
  • Reverse Pitch: Join us as leading industry innovators share their passion for research and innovation, what real-world problems they are trying to solve, and engage in a dynamic and interactive discussion on the unanswered questions they are interested in exploring. This unique format gives Industry the opportunity to explain the real-world business challenges they would like to see addressed and the kinds of problems they are interested in collaborating to solve.
  • Discussion Forums: Sessions address thought-provoking topics such as the importance of a urology incubator, current physician and patient needs, investment in urologic discovery, and more. View the 2024 Speaker Agenda
  • Networking Opportunities: The networking component is perhaps one of the most essential benefits of the Research Incubator. AUA Innovation Nexus is a powerful forum for building the connections needed to move to the next level of innovation and implementation. Multiple networking opportunities are built into the day, including a reception to close out the program.