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i2i: Introduction to Innovation Day

November 8, 2017
Auditorium, Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education
1120 NW 14th St


Introduction to Innovation Day will include networking, lectures and interactive panel discussions on the process of innovation and commercialization in translational research, featuring leading translational research scientists, legal experts and experts in industry-academic collaborations and technology transfer.

The day will wrap up with a networking reception and Concept to Commercialization Seminar on entrepreneurship.

All faculty, students, and researchers are encouraged to come and connect with others who share a passion to build the culture of innovation at the University of Miami.



9:30-11:30 a.m. – Lectures & Panel Discussion

  • Building Bridges Within and Across Ecosystems –The Eureka Institute Experience
    Salvatore Albani, M.D., Ph.D.
    Co-founder and President, Eureka Institute for Translational Medicine
    Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore
    Director, SingHealth Translational Immunology and Inflammation Centre
  • Challenges and Opportunities in the Commercialization of Academic Science
    Juan Carlos López, Ph.D.
    Founder, Haystack Science
  • Beyond NIH: Public & Private Funding to Power Life Sciences Innovation
    Alison Tanner
    Sr. Licensing Associate, UM Office of Technology Transfer

5:00-6:30 p.m.

  • Networking Reception
    With wine and hors d’oeuvre
  • C2C Concept to Commercialization Seminar
    The Secret to Entrepreneurial Success
    Leigh-Ann Buchanan, Esq., Executive Director of Venture Café Miami


Co-sponsored by the Miami Clinical & Translational Science Institute and UInnovation

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