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: Tuesdays, 4p-5p
This module will be broken down into 2 sections:
Section A: Technology Transfer, September 26-October 17
Section B: Entrepreneurship, October 17-November 17
You may register for Section A only, Section B only, or for both Section A and B for a combined 7 sessions.
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: 2-6 sentence statement of interest
Deadline to apply: Midnight, August 18th