Make strategic connections and gain insights about a selection of topics relevant to taking your ideas to the marketplace. This monthly seminar series is free and open to all.

U Innovation hosts this year-long series of one hour seminars focused on the commercialization process regarding intellectual property and business concepts. The topics will include all aspects of commercialization including basics of technology transfer, patent filing requirements and strategies, funding start-up companies, technology marketing and many other topics. We look forward to seeing you at these events!

A note about C2C and Venture Café

The Thursday Gathering @ Venture Café is a series of weekly meetings that blends well with what has been covered in the C2C meetings. However, the Thursday Gatherings cover innovation more broadly. All of the UM community is absolutely encouraged to attend. However, because these meetings are not UM-only, be sure to restrict discussions about confidential subject matter (e.g., inventions).
Interested? CLICK HERE for all the details.

The 2017 C2C: Concept to Commercialization Series

UPCOMING SESSION:
Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 4 PM
Transforming Research Through Commercialization - The Story of Spark Therapeutics
Speaker: Steven Altschuler, MD (Sr. Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Miami and Chief Executive Officer, University of Miami Health System)
Location: Lois Pope Building, 7th Floor Auditorium

PAST SESSIONS:
April 13, 2017
How to Land a Million Dollar Deal
Speakers: Daniel Catron, MS, MBA (Sr. Licensing Associate, Office of Technology Transfer) &
Thomas Malek, PhD (Processor and Interim Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology)

March 22, 2017
The Dos and Don’ts of Raising Venture Capital
Speakers: Jeff Toewe (Principal, Tech Investments at Athenian Venture Partners) &
Enoch Kariuki (Vice-President at H.I.G. BioHealth Partners)

January 31, 2017
Getting Started on Angel Investing
Speakers: A panel of five local angel investors

December 1, 2016
Million Dollar Reagents
Speaker: Matt Takvorian (Director of Business Development, Kerafast, Inc.)

November 10, 2016
To Patent or Not to Patent
Speaker: Tim Van Dyke (Partner at Beusse Wolter Sanks & Maire, PLLC)

January 21, 2016
Understanding Patents: Answers to Seven Common Questions from Inventors
Speaker: Heather Kissling, JD (Partner at Marshall, Gerstein, & Borun, LLP)

February 9, 2016
How to Attract Investors: The Patent is the Easy Part
Speaker: Scott E. Kamholz, MD, PhD (Partner at Foley Hoag, LLP)

Thursday, March 10, 2016
The Entrepreneurship Survival Guide
Speakers:
Jeremy T. Elman, J.D., Partner,
John Garvey, J.D., Ph.D., Attorney
Shann Kerner, J.D., Ph.D., Attorney
Of the law firm of DLA Piper

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Exploring the Differences Between Inventorship, Authorship, and Ownership on the Road to Commercializing University Intellectual Property
Speaker: Chris Holly, JD, PhD (Associate at Cooley LLP)
Sponsored: University of Miami’s Clinical & Translational Science Institute

The 2015 C2C: Concept to Commercialization Series

January 27, 2015
An Introduction to Technology Transfer
Speaker: Jim O’Connell (Office of Technology Transfer, UM)
CLICK HERE to download slides.

February 26, 2015
Understanding Patents: Answers to Seven Common Questions from Academics
Speaker: Heather Kissling (Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, LLP)
CLICK HERE to download slides.

March 30, 2015
Building Commercial Software: It Has to Work 100% of the Time
Speakers:
Jack Karabees (Preclara, Inc.)
Steven Schmidt (SPI Software)
Jeff Wilder (SPI Software)
CLICK HERE to download slides.

April 22, 2015
Navigating FDA’s Premarket Pathway for Medical Devices
Speaker: Heather Rosecrans, Greenleaf Health LLC
CLICK HERE to download slides.

May 26, 2015
Funding Your Start-ups: Perspectives from Angel Investors and VCs
Speakers:
Rhys Williams (New World Angels)
Enoch Karuiki (H.I.G. Bioventures)
Alison Tanner (Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research)
CLICK HERE to download slides.

June 30, 2015
Evolving Patenting Strategies for Genes, Biomarkers and Products of Nature
Speaker: B. Logan Buck (Alston & Bird Law Firm)
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July 28, 2015
Inventorship vs. Authorship vs. Ownership
Speaker: Chris Holly (Cooley & Cooley, LLP)
CLICK HERE to download slides.

August 25, 2015
Technology Marketing: Beating the Bushes
Speaker: Heidjer Staecker (TreMonti Consulting)
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September 29, 2015
Academic Start-ups: Entrepreneur Perspectives
Speakers:
Michael Gold (Integene International Holdings)
Matthew Kim (Vigilant Biosciences, Inc.)
Rifat Pamukcu (RxMP Therapeutics, LLC)
No slides are available.

October 27, 2015
University Policies Relating to Technology Transfer and Commercialization
Speakers:
Jim O’Connell (Office of Technology Transfer, UM)
Lory Hayes (Office of the Vice Provost for Research Disclosures & Conflict of Interest Management, UM)
Marc Weinroth (Office of the General Counsel, UM)
No slides are available.

November 17, 2015
Protecting and Commercializing Novel Software
Speakers:
John Christopher (Christopher & Weisberg P.A.)
Carl Schulman (University of Miami)
No slides are available.

December 7, 2015
Ten Steps to Forming a Start-up Company to Commercialize Your Novel Results
Speakers:
Steve Glover (Entrepreneur in Residence, UM)
Robert Williamson (New World Angels and Entrepreneur in Residence, UM)
Laura Vaughn (Ackerman, LLP)