INNoVATE Information Session
The INNoVATE Program is recruiting for its 2013 class.
Join us for an Information Session!
Thursday, March 7th
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
NIH Bldg 50, Conference Room 1328
50 South Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892
RSVP online at http://www.umbc.edu/innovateprogram/
TheINNoVATE™ program provides applied training for
post-doctoral fellows, research scientists, and other professionals who
want to start life science-based companies. The program was launched in
2010 with a 3-year funding grant from the National Science Foundation
(NSF). For the 2013 INNoVATE class, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), will offer the program at The Universities at Shady Grove's campus in Montgomery County, Maryland. The program is intended for
scientists interested in commercializing biomedical technology. Partners
in the program are the BioHealth Innovation, Inc. and the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development.
commercial potential of a technology, create a business operational plan
and articulate their investment opportunity to investors and potential
business partners. The program participants also learn about valuable
start-up resources in the region such as university technology transfer
programs, business incubators, regional service providers, state and
federal funding programs, angel and venture capital investors, and
potential commercial partners. In addition, the program provides an
opportunity to network with local business professionals at program
events and in-class panel discussions.
As a group, postdocs and academic faculty are underrepresented in
entrepreneurial careers due to their need for business training, their
lack of industrial experience, and their difficulty accessing
entrepreneurial mentors and advisors. INNoVATE is a unique program that
provides scientists with access to experienced faculty advisors and
business mentors, who help guide their project from idea formulation to