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2021 NIH Proof of Concept Network Annual Meeting - Materials Available

Zoom
December 07-09, 2021

Proof of Concept Network Annual Meeting 2021 logo

 

The 2021 NIH Proof of Concept Network Annual Meeting brought together representatives from the NIH proof of concept network, the federal government, and biomedical entrepreneurship ecosystem including academic innovators, entrepreneurs, technology transfer professionals, investors, and strategic partners.

 

Resources from Conference Sessions

Session Title Speakers Video Slides Transcript
Product Development at the NIH - Introduction to the Proof of Concept Network
  • Matt McMahon Director, SEED, Office of Extramural Research, NIH
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(48:07)
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Keynote Address
  • Jon Lorsch, Director, National Institute of General Medical Sciences

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(43:19)

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NIH Proof of Concept Network Success Stories
  • Sarah Kalil, Co-Founder, President, & CEO, CoreMap
  • Barry Lutz, Co-Founder & CSO, Anavasi Diagnostics; Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington
  • Lilianne Mujica-Parodi, Director, Laboratory of Computational Neurodiagnostics, Stony Brook University
  • Ashim Subedee, Academic Innovation Lead, SEED, Office of Extramural Research, NIH (Moderator)
  • Jonathan Thon, Founder & CEO, STRM.BIO; Co-founder, PlateletBio
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(1:13:26)
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NIH Proof of Concept Network Common Metrics and Outcomes Tracking
  • Alan O’Connor, Senior Director, Center for Applied Economics & Strategy, RTI International
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(55:58)
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Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Across the Proof of Concept Network
  • Almesha Campbell, Assistant Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Jackson State University; Director, Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
  • Jonathan Fay Dixon, and Carol Doll Executive Director, University of Michigan Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE); Node Executive Director, NSF Innovation-Corps program (NSF I-Corps)
  • Julius Korley, Co-Director, NSF I-Corps Northeast Hub; Director of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Partnerships, University of Delaware (Moderator)
  • Monique Quarterman, Executive Director, Kentucky Commercialization Ventures (KCV); Co-investigator for the Kentucky Network for Innovation and Commercialization (KYNETIC); Senior Leadership Team member at the Kentucky Science &Technology Corporation (KSTC)
  • Eric W. Padmore, Senior Policy Advisor, NIH Office of Extramural Research
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(01:12:38)
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Joint Session with the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM): Fostering Entrepreneurship and Translating Academic Discoveries into Healthcare Products
  • Almesha Campbell, Assistant Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Jackson State University; Director, Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
  • Laura Russell, Halligan Executive Director, Lead Instructor, & Coach, Launch Blue, University of Kentucky
  • Ian McClure, Chair-Elect, Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM); Associate Vice President for Research, Innovation and Economic Impact; Executive Director, UK Innovate at the University of Kentucky (Moderator)
  • Daria Mochly-Rosen, President & Founder, SPARK GLOBAL; George D Smith Professor of Translational Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Laura Savatski, Technology Transfer Officer, Versiti Inc.; Chair, Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
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(01:28:23)
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NIH Resources Beyond the Proof of Concept Network
  • Stephanie Fertig, Health and Human Services (HHS) Small Business Program Lead, SEED, Office of Extramural Research, NIH (Moderator)
  • Amir Tamiz, Director, Division of Translational Research, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  • Kim Taylor, Senior Scientific Officer, Concept Acceleration Program - Vaccines, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
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(1:08:13)
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Entrepreneurial Education and Resource Development with Innovator Engagement
  • Paula Bates, Co-Director, Kentucky Network for innovation & Commercialization (KYNETIC); Director, University of Louisville Expediting Commercialization, Innovation, Translation, and Entrepreneurship (UofL-ExCITE); Professor of Medicine, University of Louisville
  • Brett Janis, Co-Founder & CEO, DesiCorp
  • Samantha Oblander, Senior Director, Research & Development, NeoIndicate
  • Ofer Reizes, Director, Skills Development Cleveland Clinic Innovations; Laura J. Fogarty Endowed Chair for Uterine Cancer Research, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute
  • Jessica Sharon, Director, Innovation Programs, University of Louisville; Project Manager, Kentucky Network for innovation & Commercialization (KYNETIC) (Moderator)
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(1:13:47)
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About the Network

The NIH Proof of Concept Network includes 15 hubs around the country, spanning more than 100 universities and colleges in 34 states and Puerto Rico. The program provides entrepreneurial training and mentoring, pilot funding to support critical product definition studies, milestone-based project management, and project-specific feedback from public and private partners. 

Since its inception, the NIH Proof-of-Concept Network has provided entrepreneurship training to over 4000 academic innovators and supported the advancement of over 400 innovative academic discoveries towards healthcare products. These innovators have created more than 100 startups and raised more than $1 Billion in private-sector funding.
 

Who attended: 

  • Participants of the NIH Proof of Concept Network programs 
  • Academic innovators and entrepreneurs 
  • Investors and strategic partners
  • Technology Transfer professionals 
  • Anyone interested in entrepreneurship and early-stage product development

The meeting included: 

  • Innovator Showcase Pitch Event 
  • Joint Session on academic technology translation with Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) 
  • Panel discussion on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts across the network

Program Materials:

Time: 12:00PM EST - 4:00PM EST