INVENT Seminar Series: Kick-off with Dr. Albert Starr and Dr. Richard Wampler keynote, Jan. 7

Are you ready or interested in joining the next league of biomedical inventors and entrepreneurs? If so, please join us for INVENT, an educational program on bioscience innovation and entrepreneurship. Two keynote presentations and a series of weekly seminars will provide information on translating and commercializing discoveries in the health and life sciences. Attendance is free, and medical students, grad students, post-doc fellows, faculty, and members of the bioscience community are all encouraged to attend. Medical students who attend all seminars in a series could qualify for course credit. Please visit the Biomedical Innovation Program for details and registration information.

INVENT: Keynote and Seminar Series, Winter 2015

  • When: Every Wednesday from Jan. 7, 2015 through Mar. 11, 2015 – 5 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB), South Waterfront, Room 3A001

Keynote presentations
Jan. 7: OHSU’s Drs. Albert Starr, Richard Wampler, and Kent Thornburg: “First the Valve, then the Heart – How Logic is Not Essential to Innovation”

Mar. 11: Michael Baker, The Baker Group: “From Sketch to Launch – The Pathway to Commercialization of Innovations”

Seminar topics (10 weeks)

  1. Translation and the entrepreneurial mindset
  2. Evaluating your concept
  3. Protecting your concept
  4. Testing your concept
  5. Pitching your concept
  6. Seeking funds
  7. Building collaborations
  8. Projecting yourself and others
  9. Operating responsibly ethically
  10. Building the business model and plan

This educational series is truly a collaborative event and is brought to you, in part, by the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute, the School of Medicine, Knight Cardiovascular Institute, the Division of Management and Technology Transfer & Business Development.