The National Institutes of Health, Center for Advancing Innovation and the Heritage Provider Network have set up a business plan and biotech start-up “challenge” for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with bright ideas to commercialize neuro-related inventions. Similar to last year’s Breast Cancer Challenge, the inventions are derived from the NIH intramural portfolio.
The Challenge will feature 16 brain related inventions (including various neurological diseases and cancer) that have commercial viability and are important to public health, with the primary goal being to stimulate the creation of start-up businesses based upon these inventions. Letters of Intent will be accepted until November 30, 2014.
This is a fantastic opportunity for graduate students, post-docs, entrepreneurs and others interested in making an impact on brain health to join the challenge, learn the business of science, be an entrepreneur and have the opportunity to raise seed funding.
More information about this challenge can be found at this link or by contacting Rosemarie Truman at rt@ thecenterforadvancinginnovation.org, 202-438-2208. The Neuro Start-up Challenge is also on Facebook at this link.
Save the date for Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology’s annual symposium “Neuro-X,” May 1, 2015 in the Owens Auditorium at the Johns Hopkins medical campus. More details can be found at our Facebook event page.
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