University of Maryland Graduate School Biomedical Entrepreunership Program
To help you consider the wide range of possibilities that the Biomedical Entrepreneurship program offers, we have curated a three part webinar series providing a new perspective and deep dive into the process of creating valuable intellectual property (IP) and moving it into commercial application.
This series began April 20th with a fireside chat session entitled "The Researcher as Innovator". The series will continued May 18 with a discussion entitled "Accelerating Student Entrepreneurship" as part of Baltimore Innovation Week and wraps up with the final session "The Tech Transfer Based Startup" in July.
The Researcher as Innovator
Tuesday, April 20, 12-1:00
A high velocity of startup company formation is an essential element of any thriving innovation ecosystem. A university system that continually creates potentially valuable intellectual property (IP) and transfers it to the private sector helps to accelerate that velocity. Most understand the role of the university researcher is vitally important in the process of creating and transferring IP. However, the role of the researcher once their technology has been transferred is neither frequently discussed nor well understood. Panelists will share their experiences including best practices and lessons learned. This session will benefit startup company founders, university researchers, and other members of the innovation community.
Join this moderated fireside chat for the opportunity to hear from three university researchers who have played different, but equally critical roles in the startup companies formed around their technologies. This webinar will highlight innovative strategies and approaches utilized by a panel of experts including:
Dr. Steven Tropello (UMB), whose technology is behind startup company Coaptech.
Dr. Gene Fridman (JHU), whose technology is behind startup company Aidar Health.
Dr. Linda Dusman (UMBC) whose technology is behind startup company Octava.
Accelerating Student Entrepreneurship
Tuesday, May 18, 12-1:00pm
This panel, made up of student entrepreneurs and stakeholders, will explore the burgeoning student entrepreneurial scene in Baltimore at the undergraduate and graduate level and highlight some student startups that are making an impact both locally and nationally. The panel will be moderated by Neil Davis, MBA, director of the new Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in scientific and medical entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Chrissy O’Keefe, co-founder of HYPERmelt
Omar Muhammad, the Director of the Entrepreneurial Development Assistance Center at Morgan State University
Jennine Stankiewicz, the Director of Career Development & Creative Entrepreneurship at MICA.
The Tech Transfer Based Startup
Thursday, July 15, 12-1:00, EDT
A high velocity of startup company formation is an essential element of any thriving innovation ecosystem, and a university system that continually creates potentially valuable intellectual property (IP) and transfers it to the private sector helps to accelerate that velocity. The resulting startup company faces a unique set of challenges that require special attention by the founding team.
In this moderated fireside chat, you will have the opportunity to hear from three startup founders who are leading companies formed around a piece of licensed university IP. They will share their experiences including best practices and lessons learned. This session will prove informative to startup company founders, university researchers, and other members of the innovation community.