Author: Brian Dunnigan

The Bioscience Clubhouse Event — April 5, 2016

Bioscience Clubhouse: Professor and Entrepreneur Hitten Zaveri Presents: Closed Loop Control of Human Brain Disorders- New Start-up Ideas

The considerable ongoing progress in sensors, computation, communication, miniaturization and materials has fostered a revolution in our ability to monitor and modulate human brain function. This presentation traces our ability to achieve device based closed loop feedback control of the human brain.

Presenter

Hitten Zaveri is an Assistant Professor in Neurology at Yale University. He received academic training in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E, M.S.E), Computer Engineering (B.S.E) and Bioengineering (M.S., Ph.D.) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and Epilepsy and Neurology (postdoctoral training) from Yale University. He is the director of the Computational Neurophysiology Laboratory at Yale University. His research interests lie at the intersection of neuroscience, engineering and mathematics.

Register Here

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bioscience-clubhousect-professor-and-entrepreneur-hitten-zaveri-presents-closed-loop-control-of-tickets-21433809100

WHEN:

April 5, 2016 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

WHERE:

Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine
295 Congress Ave, New Haven, CT 06510
USA

SBIR/STTR Workshop: Funding for Translating Research to the Market

Wed., Feb. 17, 9am-4pm
Thurs., Feb. 18, 9am-12pm
Cohen Auditorium, NIHB E02, 230 South Frontage Rd., New Haven
REGISTER HERE

Please join us for an intensive, two-day SBIR/STTR workshop focused on proposal development. Each year the SBIR/STTR federal program provides billions of dollars in non-dilutive grant funding to US small businesses to advance and commercialize game-changing technologies. Winning awards in this highly competitive federal program requires strategic proposals and a thorough understanding of the funding agencies’ goals. Nationally recognized SBIR/STTR expert Becky Aistrup will provide detailed instruction on developing competitive proposals for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Dept. of Defense (DoD) SBIR/STTR programs. NIH will be the primary focus. A representative from Connecticut Innovations will also share SBIR/STTR follow-on funding opportunities available through their organization. Substantial reference materials highlighting each day’s topics will be provided to help guide your future proposals.

Who Should Attend: CT-based entrepreneurs interested in SBIR/STTR funding. The workshop is free of charge and a light lunch will be provided.

Organized by Connecticut Innovations and the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute

Intellectual Property Basics for Tech Entrepreneurs

A time to learn and get answers from some of the best IP lawyers in the region!

The Technology Incubation Program (TIP) would like to invite you to a learning and networking event for current and would-be CEOs of for-profit start-ups where we will discuss “ Intellectual Property Basics for Tech Entrepreneurs”. Topics of the presentation include:

  • What is patent-eligible in biotech and IT/software?

  • What’s the difference between freedom of practicing one’s invention and the right to exclude others from practicing one’s invention?

  • Key events over the life of a patent

  • … with plenty of time for questions!

TIP is a program of the Office of the Vice President for Research, Technology Commercialization Services.

After the presentation, please join us for networking and refreshments at our just opened state-of-the art Incubator and tour the new labs and offices available to tech companies from inside and outside of the University.

Presenters:   Anthony D. Sabatelli, Ph.D. – former biotech executive and research scientist, chair of Dilworth IP’s biotechnology and life sciences practice; and Fred Spaeth, MBA- more than 20 years’ experience in IP law, providing counseling on patent and trademark issues

 

Date: Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Time: Presentation: 2:00 p.m.

Networking: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Place: Grossman Auditorium, UConn Health Center Cell & Genome Sciences Building,

400 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032  

Refreshments will be served.

This event is free thanks to the kind support of event sponsors, CT Natural Gas and Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI).

Click here to register:

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xglxvofab&oeidk=a07ec0143ms53534dd3

VentureWell $25K Student Grant Opportunity – Jan 27th, 2016 Application Deadline

Our E-Team Program gives college students the chance to move new tech ideas out of the lab and classroom and into the marketplace. The three-stage program provides grant funding, experiential workshops, veteran coaching and a potential investment opportunity to help teams manifest their projects’ full commercial potential.

  • Stage 1 provides funding of $5,000 to attend a three-day workshop on how to better articulate the opportunity for the innovation in the marketplace. Remaining funds may be used to support further development of the project/product.
  • Stage 2 provides additional funding of up to $20,000. In a second workshop, teams develop their business model hypotheses and plans to test them. Six monthly coaching sessions follow, helping keep teams moving forward.
  • VentureWell’s Stage 3 program focuses on helping teams develop a venture development plan to prepare for relationships with investors and strategic partners.

We define an “E-Team” as a multidisciplinary group of students, faculty, and mentors working together to bring an invention to market.

For more information and to apply, please go to http://venturewell.org/student-grants/.

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

Startups and Entrepreneurs – Apply to the 2015 Innovation Summit!

Apply to be a 2015 Tech Company To Watch! 

Each year the Crossroads Venture Group helps the Connecticut Technology Council recognize the state’s most promising young technology companies. If you are a startup or rising entrepreneur we invite you to apply.

Selected companies will have the opportunity to showcase in front of 500 attendees including Angels, VCs, business executives, service providers, mentors and more!

Application Deadline: September 30th at midnight

Apply Here!

SBIR/STTR Workshop: Proposal Development — Oct 21 & 22

Please join us for an intensive, two-day SBIR/STTR workshop focused on proposal development. Each year the SBIR/STTR federal program provides billions of dollars in non-dilutive grant funding to US small businesses to advance and commercialize game-changing technologies.

Winning awards in this highly competitive federal program requires strategic proposals and a thorough understanding of the funding agencies’ goals. Nationally recognized SBIR/STTR expert, Lisa Kurek, will provide detailed instruction on developing competitive proposals for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Dept. of Defense (DoD) SBIR/STTR programs. NIH will be the primary focus.

Substantial reference materials highlighting each day’s topics will be provided to help guide your future proposals.

Who Should Attend: CT-based entrepreneurs interested in SBIR/STTR funding. The workshop is free of charge and a light lunch will be provided. Please register today since attendees will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis and we expect full capacity.

DAY ONE – WED, OCTOBER 21ST

In addition to basic information about SBIR/STTR, Lisa will cover the mission, features and technology areas of the three agencies,
strategies for targeting your proposal to meet reviewers’ expectations, how to approach development of the your proposal, tips on navigating the submission process, and more.

DAY TWO – THURS, OCTOBER 22ND

Lisa will focus on essential commercialization strategies that could make or break your proposal. Short presentations highlighting Connecticut Innovations’ BioScience, SBIR/STTR and CTNext funding initiatives will also be included. The afternoon will consist of one-on-one meetings to discuss your company’s technologies and funding goals.

Location

UConn Health Center Cell and Genome Sciences Building
Edmund and Arlene Grossman Auditorium
400 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Non UConn attendee parking is available in Area 3 only.