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Invention to Venture: Commercialization in the Life Sciences

OHSU Old Library Building
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road
Portland, Oregon 97239-3098, US (map)



The Oregon Health & Science University and Portland State University will host a one-day, interactive workshop on Friday, April 10th built around four actual life science case studies.

The workshop is intended primarily for faculty, graduate students, post-docs and staff, who want to learn how world-class life science research can be translated into applications to help save lives and improve health outcomes.

The focus of the day will be on case studies dealing with (a) research efforts leading to company startups, and (b) research efforts involving collaboration with industry.

Two case study sessions will be used to illustrate the path to the market, the decision points along the way, and evolving role of the researchers involved. Case studies will help contextualize the primary topics to be covered, which are listed below. They will be taught in an interactive format, eliciting comments and questions from the audience.

The workshop will explore the processes by which commercialization occurs and the range of roles a researcher can play in that process. Guest speakers are experts drawn from the region.

Invention to Venture workshops are held in cooperation with the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). Cost:

$25 Students, Faculty Post Docs, Staff; $50 All Others

Participant guide, continental breakfast, lunch and post- workshop mixer are all included in the fee.