Month: January 2016

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

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).

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