Students will develop an appreciation of the potential commercial implications of their research, learn to integrate multiple scientific disciplines into their work, and acquire the leadership and business skills necessary to turn their research ideas into commercial products and viable startups. This training will position them well for the pursuit of non-academic professional opportunities within the biotech industry.
At the conclusion of the certificate students will be able to:
- Discuss the process of commercializatio; to include market analysis, technology transfer, return on investment and intellectual property considerations.
- Compare and contrast regulatory and non-regulatory pathways of new product launch.
- Maintain appropriate level of confidentiality of intellectual property while discussing and exploring opportunities with others.
- Effectively lead and manage a team project.
- Present an executive summary for an entrepreneurial business plan to potential investors and their faculty.
"UMB opened the doors for me to exploring all kinds of career options. While I knew I wanted to be surrounded by science since I was young, my career trajectory really took launch after I took the Entrepreneurship in Life Sciences course. It was there I began to appreciate all of the things my passion for science could be put toward beyond the bench. It gave me that opportunity to connect with many of the people I today call my colleagues and mentors. Ultimately, the path I paved lead to a career in biotech business development.”
- Alex Meltzer, PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology