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ASPIRE Module Fall 2016: Technology Commercialization

Posted by on Monday, August 15, 2016 in Announcements .


The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in four theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, Teaching, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research training. Class size may be limited, however, and will vary by module. 

Module Title: Technology Commercialization


Directors: Michael Villalobos, Ph.D., Manager, Biotech Licensing, and Thomas Utley, Ph.D., Licensing Officer, Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization

Time: 7 sessions: Mondays from 3:00-4:00pm, September 26- Nov 7, 2016

Content: IP Fundamentals, federal statutes, academic technology commercialization process, translational research, early stage product development, entrepreneurship, new venture creation, sources of funding.

Class size: Not Limited

Registration Requirement: 2-3 sentence statement of interest

Deadline to apply: midnight, Monday, August 29, 2016 Deadline extended to Friday, September 9



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