Month: October 2015

FDA Workshop

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Join us for an interactive and informative workshop on the FDA process led by three accomplished FDA experts and consultants. Gain a basic understanding of the FDA approval and licensing program.  Sign up during registration for a 1:1 meeting with one of the experts to get answers to your critical questions.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Anyone involved in a startup looking for insight into the FDA process. Primary focus is on medical devices or diagnostics, with limited discussion on cell, tissue and pharma. The workshop is open to the public and a light lunch will be provided.

PANELISTS:

  • Susan Alpert, former SVP and Chief Regulatory Officer, Medtronic; former Director of the Office of Device Evaluation at FDA.
  • Rosemary Harry, President, Device Foundations, Inc.
  • Pam Weagraff, Director and Group Lead Medical Devices and Diagnostics Regulatory, Quintiles Advisory Services.

HOSTED BY
UConn Entrepreneurship & Innovation Consortium

SPONSORED BY

UConn Technology Incubator Program

WHEN & WHERE

WEDNESDAY 10/14/15, 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

UCONN HEALTH CENTER — CELL AND GENOME SCIENCES BUILDING
400 FARMINGTON, CT 06030

EDMUND AND ARLENE GROSSMAN AUDITORIUM

NON UCONN ATTENDEE PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN AREA 3 ONLY

5th Annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Save the Date!  5th Annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Higher Ed.  June 13 – 15, 2016 @ UMass Lowell.  Call for Panel Proposals out soon.

As the new academic year kicks into full gear, we once again pass along our deepest thanks to all attendees of the 4th Annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Higher Education this past June.  More than 300 attendees from over 80 different academic institutions gathered together to share best practices, learn from each others’ experiences and network with peers interested in accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship activities at their institutions.  Links to the keynote addresses and panel presentations are shown below.

Planning is currently underway for the 5th Annual Deshpande Symposium scheduled for June 13 – 15, 2016 at UMass Lowell.  Keynote speakers and workshops are being identified. And the Call for Panel Proposals will be available in early October, so please stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.

We look forward to your active participation in this coming year’s Symposium. For more information, please visit: www.deshpandesymposium.org 

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow” education contest might be of interest to your constituencies.  It gives schools across the U.S. the opportunity to raise interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects among students by awarding their schools with a share of over $2 million* in technology products.

For more information please visit: http://www.samsung.com/us/solvefortomorrow/home.html

Greater Hartford Maker Faire

image003The Maker Faire is a hands-on event for people of all ages interested in creating, making, building, innovating, tinkering, hacking, engineering, learning, designing, or connecting.

When: October 3 | 10am – 5pm
Where: Tunxis Community College | Farmington
Cost: FREE

Plus, makers will be showcasing their projects! The following projects will be on display from local makers:

  • Engineering
  • Robotics
  • 3D printing
  • Arduinos and other microprocessors
  • Student projects
  • Custom tools
  • Science demonstrations
  • Design
  • Food/agriculture
  • Biotech
  • Wood, glass and metal work