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View past clinics, seminars and other events sponsored by INVO.

Sep
17
2017

Progression Mechanics Conference

All day, Evanston

Progression Mechanics is a two-day conference for the Chicago area video game community, focused on the changing medium and business ...

Sep
16
2017

Progression Mechanics Conference

All day, Evanston

Progression Mechanics is a two-day conference for the Chicago area video game community, focused on the changing medium and business ...

Sep
15
2017

INVOForward Webinars

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, Online

INVOForward is a Northwestern mentorship program to accelerate biomedical commercialization, such as medical devices, therapeutics, and Health IT, on both ...

Sep
15
2017

Progression Mechanics Conference

All day, Evanston

Progression Mechanics is a two-day conference for the Chicago area video game community, focused on the changing medium and business ...

Sep
12
2017

INVO Pop-Up Office Hours at Feinberg

7:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Chicago

INVO catalyzes the translation of Northwestern innovations to benefit the public.For partners at Northwestern Medicine, Lurieor AbilityLab, innovations may include:THERAPEUTICS, ...

Sep
8
2017

INVOForward KICKOFF

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, No Location

INVOForward is a Northwestern mentorship program to accelerate biomedical commercialization, such as medical devices, therapeutics, and Health IT, on both ...

Aug
24
2017

3.8 Launch and Mixer

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Off-Campus

When women are included in board positions, organizations gain more productivity, more profitability, and more employee commitment and retention. Women ...

Aug
24
2017

Summer Wildfire 2017 Demo Day

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Evanston

The Garage’s Summer Pre-Accelerator Program, Wildfire, is hosting its end-of-program Demo Day on August 24th from 5:30 to 9 pm. ...

Aug
7
2017

INVOForward KICKOFF

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM, No Location

INVOForward is a Northwestern mentorship program to accelerate biomedical commercialization, such as medical devices, therapeutics, and Health IT, on both ...

Jun
15
2017

SBIR/STTR GRANT WRITING TRAINING

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, No Location

June 14 – 15, 20179:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.MATTER, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1230, Chicago, IL 60654 Who should ...

Jun
14
2017

SBIR/STTR GRANT WRITING TRAINING

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, No Location

June 14 – 15, 20179:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.MATTER, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1230, Chicago, IL 60654 Who should ...

May
24
2017

VENTURECAT

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, No Location

VentureCat is a day-long showcase and celebration of Northwestern’s most promising student-founded startups. The event culminates with a pitch competition, ...

May
16
2017

NAE SYMPOSIUM: THE NETWORKED BODY

12:30 PM - 5:00 PM, No Location

Northwestern Engineering is hosting the 2017 National Academy of Engineering Regional Meeting and Public Symposium on May 16 at the ...

May
16
2017

Life Sciences Entrepreneur Boot Camp

8:00 AM - 1:45 PM, No Location

Life Sciences Entrepreneur Boot Camp (Sponsored by Nixon Peabody | nixonpeabody.com) Location: Northwestern University, Wiebolt Hall, Room 247, 340 E. Superior ...

Mar
31
2017

Campus 1871

All day, No Location

Campus 1871 welcomes approximately 100 students for an immersive startup extravaganza. The weekend will include Startup 101 crash courses, keynote ...

Mar
30
2017

Cupid's Cup Entrepreneurship Competition

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, No Location

Kevin Plank, Founder & CEO of Under Armour is looking for the nation’s top young entrepreneurs to compete in Cupid’s ...

Feb
28
2017

N.Wii Women's Webinar: Boardroom Bound

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, No Location

Presenters: Catherine Sazdanoff, Strata OncologyCarolyn Brougham, Women in BIOLisa Earnhardt, Intersect ENTAmy Paller, Northwestern University Who should attend: Technology transfer professionals, faculty, inventors ...

Feb
6
2017

INVO Seminar: Legal Issues Surrounding the Commercialization of Health Data

Past Event

If you are thinking about commercializing a HealthTech product that may involve health data collection, join us to hear from Valerie Montague at Nixon Peabody about the laws and regulations governing this sector. f you are thinking about commercializing a HealthTech product that may involve health data collection, join us to hear from Valerie Montague at Nixon Peabody about the laws and regulations governing this sector. Topics will include: An overview of HIPAA/HITECH, federal and state laws to bear in mind with regard to health information; How health care providers and non-health care providers acquire health data and the restrictions on the data based on the means of acquisition and the type of entity holding the data; Best practices for protecting this data and how patients may access their data; and An analysis of “secondary uses” of health data and the issues surrounding the same, including de-identification, regulatory and contractual limitations and authorization and consent issues. Valerie Montague, JD represents a variety of health care providers, digital health companies, senior living facilities, nonprofit trade associations, life sciences companies and vendors of health care providers in a range of matters, including data privacy and security.  Valerie assists organizations with analyzing and complying with federal and state privacy and security requirements, including those governing data breaches and disclosures of identifiable information. Valerie is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), the preeminent credential in the field of privacy.

Jan
26
2017

1871 Founders' Stories

Past Event

Don’t miss another Chicago Founders’ Stories again. Meet up at The Garage or livestream it. Pat Ryan is hosting Gian Fulgoni, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of comScore, Inc at 1871 Founders’ Stories. It will be viewed at The Garage from 6:00 to 8:00pm today (Wednesday, 25 January). It will also be livestream on www.facebook.com/1871chicago.  Gian is Co-Founder and CEO of comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a new age cross-platform measurement company built on a precise, innovation-led understanding of audiences, brands and consumer behavior at massive scaleFounded in 1999, comScore employs 2,000 people and provides services to more than 3,300 clients worldwide. comScore also offers an extensive portfolio of services for cross-platform media planning and analysis, campaign delivery validation, and advertising effectiveness measurement.  Dr. Fulgoni has appeared on CNN, NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, FOX Business News, Bloomberg TV, PBS Nightly Business Report and is a regular contributor to CNBC business news channels. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of the Journal of Advertising Research, for whom he authors a regular column, "Numbers, Please."

Jan
19
2017

NU Pitch Night

Past Event

Join fellow student entrepreneurs for Northwestern's second annual Elevator Pitch Competition. Teams will be competing in for-profit and social impact tracks for cash prizes. Join fellow student entrepreneurs for Northwestern's second annual Elevator Pitch Competition. Teams will be competing in for-profit and social impact tracks for cash prizes. Following the pitch event, network with others interested in entrepreneurship and maybe even find your future startup team! Come to either pitch or watch your friends do so! An application for teams interested in pitching is coming soon!

Nov
10
2016

Venture Capital 201 (Chicago)

Past Event

A free seminar providing an in-depth look at the investment decision-making process by venture capitalists. The seminar will explore these areas: What should VCs do for a startup company? Pitch decks; Due diligence – team, data, market, intellectual property, competition, capital structure & exit analysis; Investment memos; Term sheets; Syndication. Location:  Lurie Medical Research Center, Gray Seminar Room. Space is limited.  Please register in advance.

Nov
10
2016

Venture Capital 201 (Evanston)

Past Event

Free seminar providing an in-depth look at the investment decision-making process by venture capitalists. he seminar will explore these areas: What should VCs do for a startup company? Pitch decks; Due diligence – team, data, market, intellectual property, competition, capital structure & exit analysis; Investment memos; Term sheets; Syndication. Location:  The Garage, Workspace. Space is limited.  Please register in advance.

Nov
2
2016

Crowdfunding: Changing the ways products are made

Past Event

With more tools at their disposal, entrepreneurs are able to make products come to life more quickly and become household names. Indiegogo's Kate Drane will share details about this exciting path to market, and secrets for running a million dollar campaign. With more tools at their disposal, entrepreneurs are able to make products come to life more quickly and become household names. Indiegogo's Kate Drane will share details about this exciting path to market, and secrets for running a million dollar campaign. Come learn about crowdfunding and eat *free* Lou Malnati's pizza. Hosted by Indiegogo and The Garage. All are welcome! Open to Northwestern students, faculty/staff and the local community. Bio: Kate Drane is Indiegogo’s Senior Director of Outreach for Tech and Hardware. Her favorite thing to do is democratize access to resources, and considers herself as a VC of the people. Since starting at Indiegogo in July 2012, she's empowered more than 500 entrepreneurs to collectively raise over $70M on the Indiegogo platform, including Canary, Misfit, and Skulpt. In addition to working at Indiegogo, Kate is the co-founder and CMO of The Can Van, the world’s first mobile beer canning service.

Oct
6
2016

Million Dollar Reagents: From the Lab to the Marketplace *Chicago*

Past Event

Learn how different types of reagents, like antibodies, cell lines and mouse models, are distributed to the wider research community through the licensing process. Has your lab created a research reagent such as an antibody, cell line, or imaging reagent? Do you wonder how this reagent could be made available to others? Many research reagents found in catalogues often come from university research labs! Learn how these reagents become available to the wider scientific community through the licensing process. Dr Jamie Hoberg will present on this process and share success stories of popular reagents.  Dr. Hoberg is currently Head of Licensing and External Innovation at MilliporeSigma, responsible for identifying and licensing new technologies in the life sciences area.  Previously, Jamie was a Business Development Associate at the Harvard Office of Technology Development. In this role Jamie worked with university faculty in commercializing their inventions.  Jamie also had a brief stint at Quest Diagnostics in their Athena Division as a Business Development Director.  Jamie has a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Virginia. There will be time for Q and A after the talk and refreshments will be served.

Oct
5
2016

Million Dollar Reagents: From the Lab to the Marketplace *Evanston*

Past Event

Learn how different types of reagents, like antibodies, cell lines and mouse models, are distributed to the wider research community through the licensing process. Has your lab created a research reagent such as an antibody, cell line, or imaging reagent? Do you wonder how this reagent could be made available to others? Many research reagents found in catalogues often come from university research labs! Learn how these reagents become available to the wider scientific community through the licensing process. Dr Jamie Hoberg will present on this process and share success stories of popular reagents.  Dr. Hoberg is currently Head of Licensing and External Innovation at MilliporeSigma, responsible for identifying and licensing new technologies in the life sciences area.  Previously, Jamie was a Business Development Associate at the Harvard Office of Technology Development. In this role Jamie worked with university faculty in commercializing their inventions.  Jamie also had a brief stint at Quest Diagnostics in their Athena Division as a Business Development Director.  Jamie has a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Virginia. There will be time for Q and A after the talk and refreshments will be served.

Sep
27
2016

Women in Bio Startup Challenge 2.0

Past Event

Women-led Illinois biotech companies give a short pitch about their company’s technology and products. Local experts from the investment and start-up communities will provide feedback and select the winning pitch, with the winner receiving a cash award ($2,500).  The event will also feature a structured networking session with local entrepreneurs. Join WIB for the Start-up 2.0 Challenge as finalists from women-led Illinois biotech companies give a short pitch about their company’s technology and products. Local experts from the investment and start-up communities will provide feedback and select the winning pitch, with the winner receiving a cash award ($2,500).  The event will also feature a structured networking session with local entrepreneurs. Application period is now open for all female entrepreneurs in the Life Sciences until August 15th. Panelists:· Alicia Loffler, Executive Director, INVO, Northwestern University; Nancy Sullivan, CEO and Senior Managing Director, IllinoisVENTURES, LLC; Nicole Walker, Principal, Baird Capital; Krisztina Eleki, Executive Director, C2ST; Marta New, Associate Director, Corporate Development, Shire; Priyanka Rohatgi, Director, AbbVie Ventures; Irene Hrusovsky, Principal, Belle Capital; Kapila Viges, Director Proof of Concept Fund/Sr. Associate IllinoisVENTURES. Moderator  Kate Neville, Partner at Marshall Gerstein & Borun

Sep
27
2016

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Training Workshop

Past Event

This two-day intensive workshop format covers all aspects of writing SBIR/STTR grants focused on life science technologies. This two-day intensive workshop format covers all aspects of writing SBIR/STTR grants focused on life science technologies including: eligibility, sources of funding and agency differences,   understanding what reviewers look for, step-by-step instruction on how to write each section of  your proposal. The workshop will cover all agencies, including Department of Defense, National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, with detailed emphasis on NIH.

Jun
15
2016

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Training

Past Event

2-day Intensive Workshop format to cover all aspects of writing SBIR/STTR grants focused on life science technologies including: eligibility, sources of funding and agency differences, understanding what reviewers look for, step-by-step instruction on how to write each section of your proposal.

Apr
12
2016

MedCity INVEST

Past Event

MedCity INVEST (formerly MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum) is the premier national healthcare investing conference based in the Midwest, uniting active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with promising startups.Use code ADVISORY40 to save 40% off the full price.Join us in Chicago April 12-13 to hear from innovative investors, thought leaders, prominent industry players and 30+ startup companies in the Company Showcase—highlighting opportunities to invest in the thriving community of technology and innovation that characterizes the Midwest.Use code ADVISORY40 to save 40% off the full price.

Mar
31
2016

THE INVENTOR'S WORKSHOP A masterclass led by Steve McPhilliamy.

Past Event

Have an idea for a new product or invention? Come learn about the invention development process and the various options for bringing your idea to market. Free and open to NU Students, Faculty and Staff. Have an idea for a new product or invention? Come learn about the invention development process and the various options for bringing your idea to market. Free and open to NU Students, Faculty and Staff.

Mar
31
2016

2016 AWIS National Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Past Event

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is pleased to host a national dialogue on gender at the nexus of innovation and entrepreneurship with emphasis on the health and medical sciences sector. The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is pleased to host a national dialogue on gender at the nexus of innovation and entrepreneurship with emphasis on the health and medical sciences sector. Location: Gleacher Center, The University of Chicago, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, Illinois  60611Contact: Cindy Simpson, awis@awis.org, 703.894.4490 Register Here

Mar
16
2016

Tales from the Trenches: Norbert Riedel and Joe Moskal of Naurex

Past Event

Tales from the Trenches" series features ContextMedia co-founder and CEO Rishi Shah interviewing healthcare entrepreneurs about the "origin stories," or how they built their company, what's next, their philosophies, etc. Interviewees are Norbert Riedel and Joe Moskal of Naurex. The next "Tales from the Trenches" series features ContextMedia co-founder and CEO Rishi Shah interviewing healthcare entrepreneurs about the "origin stories," or how they built their company, what's next, their philosophies, etc.  Interviewees are Norbert Riedel and Joe Moskal of Naurex. In July 2015, Evanston-based Naurex was acquired by Allergan for $560 million. Naurex’s lead compound, rapastinel, represents a new and potentially game-changing approach to treating depression, and the FDA put it on a fast-track development path in 2014. Naurex began with technology developed at Northwestern, and the company was built here by a team of experienced entrepreneurs and investors. Beer, wine, and hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout. Register here.

Mar
11
2016

Evanston Edge Startup Showcase

Past Event

EvanstonEdge Startup Showcase is a gathering of entrepreneurs, students, funders, developers, and designers in support of Evanston's most innovative startups. EvanstonEdge Startup Showcase is a gathering of entrepreneurs, students, funders, developers, and designers in support of Evanston's most innovative startups. The event features Evanston companies as they pitch their latest products, services and technologies. Evanston Edge Startup Showcase celebrates the innovative work of Evanston, and to give entrepreneurs the ability to tap into the wealth of knowledge, talent and enthusiastic supporters available across the community. Join us Thursday, March 10th starting at 6 PM at The Garage-Northwestern University  at 2311 Campus Drive in Evanston, IL as we continue our series of  EvanstonEdge Startup Showcases sponsored by North Shore Community Bank.

Mar
9
2016

Accelerating Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Academic Medical Centers

Past Event

Medical product ideation, prototyping, and development are cornerstones for identifying unmet clinical needs and traversing the complexities of the research & development (R&D) process within academic medical research organizations. Commercially translating the academic R&D process to forming a new company and/or aligning with industry-sponsored research partners requires knowledge and skill sets not otherwise traditionally provided in engineering, medical, or even business schools. Innovation and entrepreneurship are the foundation for academic commercial translation. This talk makes the case that innovation and entrepreneurship are disciplines with established tools and methods that must be properly harnessed in order to successfully translate medical products into commercial successes while maintaining high standards for the associated clinical and scientific research. This talk is relevant to attendees who seek to translate their academic medical research to starting a viable company, licensing the technology to an incumbent company, or facilitating a sponsored research agreement for further university-based development. Speakers: Michael Becich, MD, PhD, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Informatics in the Health Sciences and Chair of Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, and Co-Director of the Center for Commercial Application (CCA) of Healthcare Data. Donald P. Taylor, PhD, MBA, CEO & Managing Director at bioStratica, LLC, Adjunct professor of Bioengineering (University of Pittsburgh) and Information Systems (Carnegie Mellon University), and Co-Director of the Center for Commercial Applications of Healthcare Data. Arthur Rubloff Building, Room 339 (use small elevator at 375 East Chicago Ave entrance). Brown Bag Speaker Symposium with Refreshments

Feb
20
2016

Tribute to Allan Nader

Past Event

Feb
15
2016

Wildfire Accelerator at The Garage

Past Event

Wildfire is accepting applications for Summer 2016. It's a full-time, 10-wk program running from June 20-Aug 26, 2016. The program is designed to help early stage ventures learn, grow, and to overcome the myriad obstacles to launching their venture. Wildfire is accepting applications for Summer 2016. It's a full-time, 10-wk program running from June 20-Aug 26, 2016. The program is designed to help early stage ventures learn, grow, and to overcome the myriad obstacles to launching their venture.

Feb
10
2016

The Garage Presents: Innovation in Teaching at Northwestern

Past Event

Share Your Ideas for Classroom Innovation. Come to The Garage and meet colleagues who are using cool tools in the classroom. Co-hosted by Dan Gruber (Medill) & Melissa Crounse (The Garage). Lunch will be served. Open to all NU faculty and staff. Share Your Ideas for Classroom Innovation. Come to The Garage and meet colleagues who are using cool tools in the classroom. Co-hosted by Dan Gruber (Medill) & Melissa Crounse (The Garage). Lunch will be served. Open to all NU faculty and staff

Jan
26
2016

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop - Jan 2016

Past Event

PROPEL is hosting this 2-day Intensive Workshop, provided by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc), that will cover all aspects of writing SBIT/STTR grants focused on life science technologies

Jan
21
2016

INVO 101 for Engineers and Scientists

Past Event

Are you interested in learning how to impact the public with your university research? Learn how Northwestern inventions are disclosed for potential patent filing and what you should know as potential inventors.

Jan
20
2016

How to Secure Initial Financing for Your Startup - Chicago

Past Event

SBIR/STTR GRANTS ARE THE ONLY SUBSTANTIVE SOURCE OF NON-DILUTIVE FUNDING. Please join us for this informational session, if your research findings have commercial potential and you are thinking about starting a company based on your research.

Jan
19
2016

How to Secure Initial Financing for Your Startup - Evanston

Past Event

SBIR/STTR GRANTS ARE THE ONLY SUBSTANTIVE SOURCE OF NON-DILUTIVE FUNDING. Please join us for this informational session, if your research findings have commercial potential and you are thinking about starting a company based on your research.

Jan
6
2016

A Unique Path to Repurposing Existing Medical Devices

Past Event

Learn how existing medical device IP can be repurposed and how the online platrform CureAccelerator is dedicated to repurposing. How can existing IP be repurposed for new uses? Please join us at The Garage to hear from Amy Conn from Cures Within Reach, which is the only non-profit organization dedicated to repurposing as a fast-track to patient impact. This organization works with research institutions and funders around the world to source, vet and fund proof of concept research using existing drugs, devices and nutriceuticals. In 2015 they launched CureAccelerator (TM), the world's first online platform dedicated to repurposing, platform built with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Learn more about this dedicated online space for researchers to post repurposing ideas in search of funding, as well as collaborate with their peers at other institutions.

Dec
1
2015

SBA's InnovateHer Final Pitch at The Garage

Past Event

SBA is launching a nationwide prize competition to find the most innovative products and services that help impact and empower women’s lives.

Nov
5
2015

ITA Tech Challenge

Past Event

ITA Tech Challenge Phase 2: Final Challenge. The Top 50 scorers out of all participating universities will be invited to Chicago to compete for the ultimate prize, $5,000, and interview with sponsoring companies. November 5-6, 2015, Chicago

Nov
3
2015

Commercialization Seminar: Early-Stage Legal Issues for Startups

Past Event

Please join this informational session if you're thinking about starting a company around an invention or research discovery that has commercial potential. Please join this informational session if you're thinking about starting a company around an invention or research discovery that has commercial potential. To save your spot, register at: http://bit.ly/1K4RT8t If you are considering a startup in the near or distant future, INVO invites you to attend this free seminar on what legal aspects you should consider before moving forward. Tom Cox has decades of experience with startup companies as an investor and legal counsel. He will share practical information, his experience and insight into entrepreneurship. All are welcome to attend--faculty, physicians, residents and fellows, staff, and students. Thomas K. Cox is a Partner with McCarthy Duffy LLP, a Chicago-based law firm supporting the needs of emerging and growth stage businesses and their investors. He continues to manage and oversee Seneca Health Partners, a healthcare-focused venture capital fund, and he also serves as a principal with Cascade Partners LLC, an investment banking and private investment firm. At McCarthy Duffy, Mr. Cox works closely with privately-held firms in initial organizational, structural and shareholder activities and Board matters; equity incentive plan development and implementation; general corporate, commercial and real estate activities; supplier relationships; and general regulatory compliance matters, particularly in the healthcare industry. He also supports the legal and business needs of early stage and middle market firms in connection with equity and debt financings, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Representative clients range from start-ups licensing novel technologies from universities to multi-national, private equity-backed businesses. Mr. Cox has led or participated in over 30 venture and private equity investments as a principal investor over his career.

Oct
29
2015

Chicago Innovation Showcase

Past Event

The Chicago Innovation Showcase is a conference where fundable companies connect with capital sources and attendees connect with the entrepreneurial energy from the life sciences, health IT and regulated technologies in the Chicago region.

Oct
21
2015

The Final Frontier – Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery

Past Event

World-renowned neurosurgeon Julian Bailes discusses Synaptive, a new robotic technology used by brain surgeons to preserve healthy tissue while removing brain tumors that were once labeled inoperable

Oct
7
2015

ITA Tech Challenge

Past Event

ITA Tech Challenge Phase 1: Initial Exam at Ford, 1.230 (Segal Design Studio) Bring a laptop and prove your skills! You can complete the exam in the language of your choice. The Top 3 scorers at the initial exam will win cash!

Sep
30
2015

Student Grand Opening at The Garage

Past Event

Check out the space and see what The Garage has to offer. This event is limited to current students, staff, and faculty of Northwestern. Please register with your northwestern email address.

Sep
11
2015

Presenting Your Strategic Vision

Past Event

Join PROPEL, the Chicago Advisory Board and MATTER members at 3pm on Friday, September 11 to hear 2 or 3 PROPEL companies, MATTER members and other Chicagoland healthcare/healthtech startups present their companies' strategic visions.

Sep
9
2015

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop - Sept 2015

Past Event

PROPEL is hosting this 2-day Intensive Workshop, provided by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc), that will cover all aspects of writing SBIT/STTR grants focused on life science technologies

Jul
14
2015

SBIR Road Tour

Past Event

The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort to convey the non-dilutive technology funding opportunity provided through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Jun
22
2015

Funding Basics

Past Event

From friends, family and fools to the ultimate IPO. Panelists discuss the risk-reward profile of different funding sources to help entrepreneurs understand the appropriate funding sources funding at different stages. To register: http://bit.ly/1RPOp0l

Jun
11
2015

NCATS Webinar – Funding Opportunities for Early-Stage Companies

Past Event

NCATS’ SBIR and STTR programs are engines of innovation for developing and commercializing tools, technologies and intervention platforms to support the creation of new therapeutics and diagnostics.

Jun
8
2015

Forming a Company: PROPEL / EWC / ANL Summer Startup Series

Past Event

Legal experts present the legal structures & introduce topics such as shareholder agreements, board of director structure & compensation. Presented by Perkins Coie.To register: http://bit.ly/1FywRy5

Jun
5
2015

Intellectual Property Basics

Past Event

An overview of intellectual property (patents, copyright, trademark, & additional intellectual assets) covering how patents are applied for, issued, & managed as well as how to build an IP portfolio. To register: http://bit.ly/1FZV0jD

May
12
2015

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop

Past Event

PROPEL is hosting this 2-day Intensive Workshop, provided by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc), that will cover all aspects of writing SBIT/STTR grants focused on life science technologies.

Apr
30
2015

AdvaMed MedTech Innovator Competition and Company Showcase Deadline

Past Event

MedTech Innovator is a venture competition and virtual accelerator, designed to identify and support innovative early-stage medtech companies. We are looking for 20 outstanding medtech and digital health technologies

Apr
28
2015

Patient Advocacy: What Life Sciences Startups Need to Know

Past Event

Understand how patient advocacy organizations, disease associations and related efforts can help a life sciences startup with everything from strengthening a market entry strategy to understanding patients’ and providers’ needs.

Apr
21
2015

2015 iBIO IndEx

Past Event

The 2015 iBIO IndEx, Life Sciences Industry Expo, is the premier event for the life sciences in our region!

Apr
15
2015

Global Engagement Summit (GES)

Past Event

The Global Engagement Summit is a week-long conference (April 15-19, 2015) at Northwestern University that brings together student delegates from around the world and equips them with tangible skills to develop and implement meaningful social ventures.

Mar
10
2015

MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum

Past Event

This two day event is the premier healthcare investing conference, uniting active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with promising Mid-America based start-ups.

Mar
7
2015

Entrepreneurship Law Conference

Past Event

A forum to explore various legal issues (entity selection, founder agreements, venture and angel financing, intellectual property, and employment issues) that entrepreneurs face when considering new ventures.

Feb
11
2015

The Investor Leave Behind: What Happens Next

Past Event

Join PROPEL for this opportunity for life sciences entrepreneurs to hear from strategic and financial investors about the process that they go through after receiving a startup’s one-pager or prospective investor leave-behind.

Feb
4
2015

How to Secure Initial Financing for Your Startup (Chicago)

Past Event

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS INFORMATIONAL SESSION, IF YOUR RESEARCH FINDINGS HAVE COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL AND YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT STARTING A COMPANY BASED ON YOUR RESEARCH.

Feb
3
2015

How to Secure Initial Financing for Your Startup (Evanston)

Past Event

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THIS INFORMATIONAL SESSION, IF YOUR RESEARCH FINDINGS HAVE COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL AND YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT STARTING A COMPANY BASED ON YOUR RESEARCH.

Jan
27
2015

Love, Beauty, Religion, Death & Space: Design's Next Frontiers

Past Event

Paul Bennett, the Chief Creative Office of the award-winning global design firm IDEO, is coming to Kellogg. Paul is a leader in the field of human-centered & design-led innovation. Any questions? Contact KIEI@kellogg.northwestern.edu

Jan
21
2015

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Training

Past Event

This 2-day intensive workshop format covers all aspects of writing SBIR/STTR grants focused on life science technologies.

Dec
1
2014

INVO Commercialization Seminar: Licensing Technology from an Academic Institution

Past Event

Back by popular demand, this seminar is geared towards those who are interested in launching a startup company using technology from an academic institution. If you are considering launching a startup built around technology licensed from an academic institution, INVO invites you to attend this free seminar that will help demystify the licensing process, help you learn the key issues to focus on in any licensing negotiation, and help you plot the most direct course to a successful outcome when negotiating with an academic institution. The seminar will take place on December 1, 12-1pm at Women's Prentice Hospital (3rd Floor, L-North) in Chicago.  Light refreshments will be provided by Northwestern Medicine. Ed Pease, a Partner at WilmerHale LLP, an international law firm of more than 1,000 lawyers, and a member of WilmerHale’s Emerging Company Practice Group, will share with you insight garnered from 17 years of experience negotiating with Northwestern University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Purdue University and other academic institutions on behalf of his start up clients during this interactive session designed to prepare you to successfully negotiate a technology licensing agreement with an academic institution. This primer will be geared towards research and clinical faculty, post-docs, residents and fellows, and students.

Oct
23
2014

Chicago HealthTECH Summit

Past Event

Insight Product Development is hosting the second annual Chicago HealthTECH Summit. This year the event will include the first health tech crowdfunding competition in Chicago.

Oct
22
2014

Preparing for Corporate Venture Investment

Past Event

Join PROPEL for this opportunity to hear from corporate venture investors: what they want to know, why they invest and when they want to hear from a life sciences startup.

Sep
22
2014

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop

Past Event

PROPEL will be hosting a 2-day Intensive Workshop, provided by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc), that will cover all aspects of writing SBIT/STTR grants focused on life science technologies

Sep
19
2014

The Three Rules in Medical Technology

Past Event

Join speaker, Glenn Snyder to discuss the recent changes in the US health care ecosystem are having a profound and transformational impact on the medical technology industry.

Sep
12
2014

The Sunshine Act and Its Impact at Life Sciences Startups

Past Event

Join PROPEL for this opportunity to understand how the Sunshine Act and other recent healthcare policy changes impact life sciences startups.

Sep
11
2014

Does Your Product Development Plan Need a Reality Check?

Past Event

Our panel of industry experts will offer their practical advice on approaches, tools and techniques for product development planning that takes into account payer, provider and patient evidence requirements.

Aug
18
2014

Ins and Outs of In-Licensing and Out-Licensing

Past Event

This workshop will discuss best practices of in-licensing and out-licensing for early stage life sciences companies.

Aug
5
2014

Chicago Innovation Showcase

Past Event

Join us at the 2014 Chicago Innovation Showcase, featuring presentations from many of the exciting complex technologies that are being commercialized in the Chicago region.

Jul
16
2014

Best Practices for One-on-One Partnering Meetings

Past Event

Join PROPEL for our upcoming workshop on One-on-One Partnering. More and more healthcare conferences today include partnering meetings.

Jul
1
2014

PROPEL Grant Application for AdvaMed 2014

Past Event

This application deadline is end-of-day June 30, 2014. The required attachments should be sent via email to PROPEL@ibioinstitute.org by the deadline of June 30, 2014.

Jun
26
2014

WellTECH Summit 2014

Past Event

A panel discussion about how industry, government, academic, and investor institutions are all working together to spur medical innovation.

Jun
20
2014

Finding Your CEO: How to Recruit Life Sciences Leadership

Past Event

Join PROPEL on June 20th for this opportunity to prepare your company for a new leader, one who will raise the investment required, bring a product towards commercialization and find the right exit. How do you find the right person?

Jun
11
2014

PROPEL Business Plan Competition: 2014 Application

Past Event

This application deadline is end-of-day Tuesday, June 10, 2014. The required attachment should be sent via email to PROPEL@ibioinstitute.org by the deadline of June 10, 2014.

May
19
2014

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Training

Past Event

PROPEL will be hosting a 2-day Intensive Workshop, provided by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc), that will cover all aspects of writing SBIT/STTR grants focused on life science technologies.

May
13
2014

If Scars Could Talk: What Life Sciences Entrepreneurs Wish They Knew Then What They Know Now

Past Event

Join PROPEL on May 13th for this opportunity to hear from some of Chicago’s successful life sciences entrepreneurs who will share their experiences, best practices and learnings. How did they pivot? How did they start with little and succeed?

Apr
30
2014

VC 101: A Primer on Venture Capital (Evanston)

Past Event

99% of startups will not get venture capital . Is your startup in the 1%? Learn how to increase your probability of launching a successful startup. Featuring Louis Berneman, a founding partner at Osage University Partners. Osage University Partners (OUP) is a venture capital firm that specializes in university spinouts commercializing disruptive science.  Osage has partnered with 65+ universities and research institutions to invest in innovative startups. INVO invites you to join this free seminar that will help you understand venture capital with respect to entrepreneurship.

Apr
29
2014

VC 101: A Primer on Venture Capital (Chicago)

Past Event

99% of startups will not get venture capital . Is your startup in the 1%? Learn how to increase your probability of launching a successful startup. Featuring Louis Berneman, a founding partner at Osage University Partners. Osage University Partners (OUP) is a venture capital firm that specializes in university spinouts commercializing disruptive science. Osage has partnered with 65+ universities and research institutions to invest in innovative startups. INVO invites you to join this free seminar that will help you understand venture capital with respect to entrepreneurship.

Apr
24
2014

2014 iBIO IndEx

Past Event

2014 iBIO IndEx

Apr
16
2014

Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

Past Event

Presented by Northwestern Law's Entrepreneurship Law Center TOPIC: Worker Classifications Ford Design Center (2133 Sheridan Road) in Studio Space (1.230) 4-6pm

Apr
15
2014

IMEC Webinar: ISO 13485 - Meeting the Quality Standard for Medical Devices

Past Event

The quality-focused webinar will introduce manufacturers to ISO 13485 including components of the quality standard.

Apr
9
2014

Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

Past Event

Presented by Northwestern Law's Entrepreneurship Law Center TOPIC: Trademark Issues Ford Design Center (2133 Sheridan Road) in Studio Space (1.230) 4-6pm

Apr
2
2014

Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

Past Event

Presented by Northwestern Law's Entrepreneurship Law Center TOPIC: Entity Selection & Founders Agreements Ford Design Center (2133 Sheridan Road) in Studio Space (1.230) 4-6pm

Apr
1
2014

Medical Coding Basics and Impact at Life Sciences Startups

Past Event

Medical Coding: Understanding the Basics and Impact at Life Sciences Startups

Mar
18
2014

Understanding Valuation of Life Sciences Startups

Past Event

Join PROPEL to how valuation is impacted over time based on company stage and the process financial and strategic investors go through.

Mar
1
2014

Northwestern Law Bluhm Legal Clinic: 9th Annual Entrepreneurship Law Conference

Past Event

A forum to explore various legal issues that entrepreneurs face when considering new ventures.

Feb
27
2014

Evanston Edge Startup Showcase

Past Event

A gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, students, developers, and designers in support of Evanston’s most innovative startups. The event features local companies as they pitch their latest products, services and technologies.

Feb
18
2014

Understanding Reimbursement and Its Implications at Life Sciences Startups

Past Event

Join PROPEL for this opportunity to understand healthcare reimbursement and how it impacts the commercialization path at a life sciences startup.

Feb
4
2014

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop

Past Event

2-day Intensive Workshop, provided by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (BBCetc), that will cover all aspects of writing SBIR/STTR grants focused on life science technologies including: eligibility,

Jan
16
2014

Managing mHealth App Development Under FDA Regulation

Past Event

FDA recently published its final guidance on mobile medical apps, and while helpful, the guidance leads to more questions. This workshop will focus on answering those questions for app developers in or close to FDA regulated territory.

Jan
9
2014

INVO Commercialization Seminar: LICENSING ACADEMIC TECHNOLOGY

Past Event

How does university licensing work? How do I begin? What can I expect? LICENSING TECHNOLOGY FROM AN ACADEMIC INSTITUTION - A "HOW TO" PRIMER . If you are considering launching a startup built around technology licensed from an academic institution, INVO invites you to attend this free seminar that will help demystify the licensing process, help you learn the key issues to focus on in any licensing negotiation, and help you plot the most direct course to a successful outcome when negotiating with an academic institution.  The event is free, but space is limited. Ed Pease, a Partner at WilmerHale LLP, an international law firm of more than 1,000 lawyers, and a member of WilmerHale's Emerging Company Practice Group, will share with you insight garnered from 17 years of experience negotiating with Northwestern University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Purdue University and other academic institutions on behalf of his start up clients during this interactive session designed to prepare you to successfully negotiate a technology licensing agreement with an academic institution.

Nov
6
2013

INVO Commercialization Seminar: Legal Aspects of Early-Stage Venture Formation

Past Event

If you're considering a startup,INVO invites you to attend this free seminar on what legal aspects you should consider before moving forward. Location: Prentice Women's Hosp,Canning Auditorium. Inquiries: sonia.kim@northwestern.edu "Can I put off creating an entity until I know the business will be successful?" "How should I structure the relationship among the original group of founders?" "A few friends seem interested in investing in the business. What do I need to do to accept these funds?" "How can I avoid common legal mistakes that are often made in launching a new business venture?" Darren Green, JD, an Adjunct Professor at the NU School of Law, will cover key early-stage legal issues related to new venture formation. He has practiced corporate law for over six years at two large Chicago law firms and has been a sole practitioner for the past 12 years representing entrepreneurs, startups and growth businesses, including a number of Northwestern faculty startups. Darren is very familiar with the many legal issues that arise and will share practical information, his experience and insight. This event is sponsored by Forest City Enterprises and INVO. It will be held in the Canning Auditorium at Prentice Women's Hospital.

Oct
30
2013

Behind the Scenes of a Clinical Trial

Past Event

Join this discussion featuring the following panelists: Ken Gordon, MD, Physician, Feinberg; Lew Smith, MD, VP Research, NU; Ann Lefever, PhD, Director, NMH Processing Facility. EVENT LOCATION:Searle Auditorium, Lurie Bldg. RSVP Required: info@nuedge.nu

Oct
28
2013

Product Development Planning Considerations for Life Sciences Entrepreneurs

Past Event

Join PROPEL for this opportunity to better understand the planning needs of product development at life sciences startups.

Oct
17
2013

Accelerating Innovation in Manufacturing Technology

Past Event

Leo Christodoulou of Boeing will talk about innovation in the manufacturing sector. He'll highlight barriers when translating an idea into a new product or service and strategic means of facilitating rapid adoption of innovative technology.

Oct
15
2013

Preparing for Life Sciences Angel Investment

Past Event

This workshop will explore how life sciences entrepreneurs should interact with the various types of angel investors as well as what angel investors’ expectations are from a life sciences entrepreneur.

Sep
27
2013

Alternative Fundraising at Life Sciences Startups

Past Event

Join PROPEL for this opportunity to consider both non-dilutive and dilutive fundraising options beyond the VC/angel route and SBIR/STTR grants

Sep
16
2013

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Training

Past Event

2-day Intensive Workshop format to cover all aspects of writing SBIR/STTR grants focused on life science technologies

Sep
10
2013

Landscape of Techpark Innovation

Past Event

From concept to market, we’ll learn how incubators work, why they work and maybe what we can expect to see produced in the near future from these spark plugs of America’s economic and research engines.

Aug
4
2013

2013 PROPEL’s Business Plan Competition Applications Due August 4

Past Event

The PROPEL Center at the iBIO Institute is pleased to announce the 5th annual PROPEL Business Plan Competition to spotlight the many formation-stage and early-stage life sciences companies of Illinois.

Jul
30
2013

Market Planning and Market Research at Life Sciences Startups

Past Event

Join PROPEL for this opportunity to explore market planning and market research at life sciences startups. This workshop will explore when and how life sciences entrepreneurs should consider market segmentation and prioritization.

Jun
25
2013

Deep Dive into Due Diligence: What Life Sciences Startups Need to Know

Past Event

Join PROPEL for our upcoming workshop on due diligence at early stage life sciences companies. This PROPEL workshop will focus on how to best prepare for due diligence by financial investors, strategic investors and potential partners.

Jun
5
2013

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop

Past Event

2-day Intensive Workshop format to cover all aspects of writing SBIR/STTR grants focused on life science technologies including: eligibility, sources of funding and agency differences, step-by-step instruction on how to write each section of your proposal.

Jun
5
2013

Applying to the NIH SBIR Phase I Program for First-Time Applicants

Past Event

The NIH SBIR Phase I Program for First-Time Applicants is a practical step-by-step, four-hour online "How-To" workshop to help researchers, faculty members, graduate students, post-docs and entrepreneurs create a SBIR company.

May
14
2013

National SBIR Conference

Past Event

Co-located with the 15th Annual TechConnect World and the National Innovation Summit, the National SBIR Conference will provide key information and contacts for small businesses and TTOs competing for SBIR/STTR contracts totaling over $2.5B Annually.

May
9
2013

5th Annual ANSER Solar Energy Symposium

Past Event

Join the Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center (ANSER) and co-sponsor ISEN for a Thursday night keynote and Friday day-long Symposium.

May
8
2013

3rd Annual e@nu Entrepreneurship Conference: Pivot to Success

Past Event

Join business leaders & budding entrepreneurs.Keynote address will be given by Gary Kremen (Match.com) and Nikhil Sethi (Adaptly).Attend panel discussions, dine with VCs, & receive free legal and career advice (sign up recommended). Register in advance.

May
7
2013

DINNER WITH NED: Marketing: Where Design Meets the Web

Past Event

Interested in Interaction Design? Want to learn how to build a compelling brand? Curious how the web is reshaping marketing? Then Join NED and Sol Sender of VSA Partners on Tuesday, May 7, 5:00-6:00 in the ITI Flex Space (Ford Floor 1)

Apr
12
2013

Can I Pay With Stock? Equity Compensation Considerations for Life Sciences Entrepreneurs

Past Event

This PROPEL workshop will focus on the advantages and disadvantages of paying equity as compensation for management team, advisors, service providers and others.

Apr
5
2013

Northwestern Summit on Sustainability: Economy and the Environment ($)

Past Event

NUSOS welcomes all community members, professors, staff and friends to register for the conference.

Apr
5
2013

Clean Energy Challenge

Past Event

THE CLEAN ENERGY CHALLENGE is a two level competition that allows clean energy entreprenures with companies in different points of development to compete for funding opportunities.

Mar
29
2013

Think Global: When, Why and How Life Sciences Entrepreneurs Should Internationalize

Past Event

Join PROPEL in our discussion of when, why and how an early stage life sciences company should consider international opportunities

Feb
28
2013

2013 LES Graduate Student Business Plan Competition

Past Event

The LES Foundation invites students (MS/MBA/MD/JD/PhD) and postdocs to participate in this global competition. Focus: Business plans that include an overview of IP assets and commercialization strategies. Submission deadline is 2/28/13.

Feb
26
2013

2013 Charles D. Hurd Lectures : "The Path from Cutting Edge Science to Innovative Startups" by John Santini, PhD

Past Event

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that John Santini, President and CEO of RadioRx, Inc. will present the 2013 Charles D. Hurd Lectures on Monday, February 25 and Tuesday, February 26. The location of this event is at Tech L211.

Feb
25
2013

2013 Charles D. Hurd Lectures: "Multi-Reservoir Drug Therapies" by John Santini, PhD

Past Event

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that John Santini, President and CEO of RadioRx, Inc. will present the 2013 Charles D. Hurd Lectures on Monday, February 25 and Tuesday, February 26. The location of this event is the Allen Center.

Feb
25
2013

2013 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit ($)

Past Event

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) advances high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment.

Feb
13
2013

Kellogg Energy Conference

Past Event

Kellogg’s energy club is excited to welcome you to the inaugural Energy Conference, New Energy -> New Challenges, is a conference focusing on energy as the crossroads between industries.

Feb
12
2013

5th Annual Midwest Energy Forum

Past Event

The 5th Annual Midwest Energy Forum is the foremost gathering of professionals interested in the exciting developments in the energy and sustainability sectors in the Midwest

Feb
5
2013

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop

Past Event

The workshop will cover all agencies, including Department of Defense, National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, with detailed emphasis on NIH.

Feb
1
2013

First Time Fundraising for Life Sciences Entrepreneurs

Past Event

This workshop will explore the unique phase of fundraising that occurs prior to raising capital from angel investors or traditional venture capital funds.

Jan
25
2013

CP-1 the Past, Present & Future of Nuclear Energy

Past Event

Please join us for a lunch program to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the world’s first self-sustaining, controlled nuclear chain reaction. Invited speakers will discuss nuclear energy from the history of CP-1 to what the future holds

Jan
16
2013

2013 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference

Past Event

Once a year, MEEA invites all energy stakeholders to gather at our annual Midwest Energy Solutions Conference to raise awareness and reinforce the importance of energy efficiency in the Midwest.

Dec
12
2012

Webinar: SBIR/STTR Commercialization Plans for DoD

Past Event

Learn how to prepare a commercialization plan tailored for the specific requirements of a DoD SBIR/STTR proposal submission

Dec
6
2012

SBIR/STTR Proposal Prep for Dept. of Energy: Overview and Tips

Past Event

Learn about the differences between SBIR and STTR, what’s unique about the DoE program, pitfalls to avoid as well as key elements to include for a competitive proposal.

Dec
4
2012

Practical Advice for Commercializing Your Healthcare App

Past Event

INVO invites you to attend a free seminar on how to successfully commercialize mobile phone apps in the healthcare space. INVO invites you to attend a free seminar on how to successfully commercialize mobile phone apps. Two recognized experts Dietrick Kappe and Todd Wyder will share their insights on how to start a business or launch a product in the healthcare technology space.

Dec
4
2012

10th Annual MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum

Past Event

10th Annual MidAmerica Healthcare Venture Forum unites active investors with business development executives to syndicate investment opportunities with Mid-America based start-ups.

Nov
15
2012

Go Green, Get Green: The Growth of the Sustainable Business Strategy

Past Event

Ayers College of Commerce and Industry (CCI) presents a Symposium focused on the meeting of the economy and green and sustainable initiatives.

Nov
8
2012

Women in Bio-Chicago: Senior Leadership Forum

Past Event

This forum provides a platform for female executives to share their insights with others across the life science industry seeking advice on how to advance their careers and move into positions of greater responsibility.

Nov
7
2012

Research Commercialization Introductory Course: Introduction to Early Stage Funding

Past Event

The Research Commercialization Introductory Course is a very popular online course designed to help science and engineering researchers better understand how research commercialization works

Oct
25
2012

From NUvention to New Business: How Students Start Companies

Past Event

Where: Ford Building, ITW Room (Second Floor) What to Bring: Questions. Lots of them. Refreshments Will be Served!

Oct
24
2012

The Ins and Outs of In-Licensing and Out-Licensing

Past Event

Whether you are a university spinout or a start-up company interested in out-licensing part of your technology, licensing can be an important factor at early stage life sciences companies.

Oct
16
2012

New York Times Page One Environmental Reporter: Justin Gillis

Past Event

Justin Gillis is a reporter covering environmental science and policy for The New York Times. He was a finalist for the Pulizer Prize in 1989 for an article on hidden land dealings by the top country government official in Miami

Oct
11
2012

CATTEC V – Catalyzing Tech Transfer and Startup Financing

Past Event

CATTEC V brings together Midwest talent, ideas and capital in a showcase of emerging high tech startups from Midwest universities and accelerators.

Oct
10
2012

Considerations When Preparing for Clinical Trials

Past Event

For most early-stage life sciences companies, beginning Clinical Phase II trials is a significant milestone and exciting development. But getting to this point can be daunting, difficult, expensive and lengthy.

Oct
10
2012

Great Lakes Water Scarcity and Regional Economic Development

Past Event

A discussion of the latest technical and political issues surrounding Great Lakes water quality and availability, especially as they are being affected by climate change.

Oct
3
2012

Clean Energy Challenge Research Showcase

Past Event

Clean Energy Trust will host the first-annual Clean Energy Challenge Research Showcase to kickoff the Challenge and promote some of the most promising research thats in development throughout our partner network.

Sep
29
2012

Evanston Green Living Festival

Past Event

Come enjoy a wide spectrum of green exhibitors, plenty of fun activities for adults and children and a healthy selection of food and drinks.

Sep
27
2012

Developing Value from Intellectual Property

Past Event

Join PROPEL for this opportunity to explore value creation through intellectual property at early-stage life sciences companies.

Sep
26
2012

Understanding Patents and the Patent Application Process for Engineers and Scientists

Past Event

Understanding the patent application, prosecution, and litigation process (both U.S. and internationally) is often critical to the commercialization of any technology and/or start-up company.

Sep
24
2012

Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy

Past Event

The Symposium is a one-of-a-kind event that breaks new ground in smart grid design and development and showcases smart grid best practices from around the country along with new technologies and ideas that are spurring innovation.

Sep
19
2012

Research Commercialization Introductory Course (Webinar)

Past Event

Now on its fifth run, the Research Commercialization Introductory Course is a very popular online course designed to help science and engineering researchers better understand how research commercialization works

Sep
19
2012

How to Utilize the Export Services of the U.S. Department of Commerce

Past Event

This breakfast seminar is going to feature Ms. Megan Schildgen, the Commercial Officer at the U.S. Commercial Service in Chicago. She will introduce the Gold Key Service and a number of services provided by the U.S. Commercial Service

Sep
18
2012

Great Lakes cGMP Regulatory Science Forum 2012

Past Event

Nationally recognized and regional experts from government, industry and academia will discuss the current initiatives to enhance regulatory science, pharmaceutical manufacturing and product quality.

Sep
15
2012

Argonne National Laboratory Public Energy Showcase

Past Event

Argonne will open its gates to the community for a day of discovery and fun for the whole family. The event is free and open to the public.

Sep
13
2012

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop

Past Event

The workshop will cover all agencies, including Department of Defense, National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, with detailed emphasis on NIH.

Sep
13
2012

Doing Life Science Business in Japan

Past Event

announcing our next Life Science Series event: "Doing Life Science Business in Japan" Cultural, Legal, and Market Aspects You Need to Know.

Sep
12
2012

Midwest Clean Tech 2012

Past Event

Midwest Clean Tech is an international showcase that creates opportunities for Midwestern and global entrepreneurs to engage with top keynote and panel speakers, innovators and financiers from the clean tech community.

Jul
12
2012

The Impact of Social Media in the Life Science Industry

Past Event

Tools available to companies; risks/rewards of using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. when having conversations with the public, stakeholders and policy makers; implementing medical smartphone applications.

Jul
10
2012

Biotech Primer Course

Past Event

BioBasics is a two-day course for the nonscientist which highlights science and technology concepts that are the basis of the biotechnology industry. The course is for participants that require a working knowledge of fundamental terms and applications.

Jun
19
2012

FDA Small Business Regulatory Education for Industry (REdI) Conference Spring 2012

Past Event

The goal of this conference is to provide direct, relevant, and helpful information on the key aspects of drug and device regulations.

Jun
6
2012

SBIR/STTR Workshop: June 6-7, 2012 - NIH focused

Past Event

2-day Intensive Workshop format to cover all aspects of writing SBIR/STTR grants focused on life science technologies including: eligibility, sources of funding and agency differences and understanding what reviewers look for

May
30
2012

14th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference in 2012

Past Event

The 14th Annual NIH SBIR/STTR Conference will be held in Louisville, Kentucky from May 30 to June 1, 2012. The conference will be held on May 30-31 and an optional workshop (to be determined) will be held on June 1.

May
23
2012

Entrepreneur@NU Conference

Past Event

Day long conference on entrepreneurship at Northwestern

May
10
2012

Hockey Sticks Are For Blackhawks: Financial Projections That Investors Care About Most

Past Event

This workshop will discuss alternatives that allow management and investors to focus on financial projections that matter the most for life sciences entrepreneurs: milestone-driven funding through launch and to scale the business.

May
9
2012

Update on FDA's Device Development and Review Program

Past Event

Ms. Lynn Henley, MS, MBA, a biologist in the FDA's Device Division of CDRH (Center for Devices and Radiological Health), is visiting Northwestern to provide an update on the FDA's device development and review program.

Apr
26
2012

iBIO IndEx 2012

Past Event

iBIO IndEx 2012 is the exclusive once-a-year industry expo in the life sciences where you will be able to meet and network with life sciences pioneers and top thought leaders, researchers and service providers in the Midwest.

Apr
24
2012

Department of Defense SBIR/STTR, Phase 1 Proposal Preparation Workshop

Past Event

An all day SBIR application training session. Jim Greenwood, an expert on the SBIR process and head of Greenwood Consulting Group, will be leading the workshop on the SBIR/STTR program and DoD opportunities.

Apr
19
2012

INVOMatch 2012

Past Event

Connecting Northwestern biomedical inventor scientists—faculty, post-docs, and students—with business entrepreneurs. INVO and NUCATS would like to connect Northwestern biomedical inventor scientists faculty, post-docs, and students—with business entrepreneurs who are experienced with starting companies. INVOMatch 2012 will provide an opportunity for faculty to learn how to pitch and then be given the opportunity to pitch their idea/technology to entrepreneurs and investors in a "speed dating" type format. Mike Rosen from Forest City will provide "How to Pitch" seminars prior to the event so that faculty have sufficient time to prepare and practice. The primary goal of the event is to accelerate new company formation for Northwestern faculty by identifying potential business entrepreneurs to help with company startup. The benefits for participating in this event are: 1. taking a step forward in creating a new venture; 2. developing and practicing how to give a business pitch; and 3. networking with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.

Apr
9
2012

Introduction to Early Stage Funding

Past Event

The Research Commercialization Course is recommended for all science, engineering and medical researchers in public or private research institutions (e.g., grad students, post-docs, and faculty).

Mar
27
2012

The Kauffman Life Science Ventures Summit

Past Event

A comprehensive two-day educational experience for founders of early-stage medical device, therapeutics, diagnostics, and digital health companies The application deadline is April 2, 2012. Selected applicants will be advised by April 13.

Mar
26
2012

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants

Past Event

The Research Commercialization Course is recommended for all science, engineering and medical researchers in public or private research institutions (e.g., grad students, post-docs, and faculty).

Mar
21
2012

Walk the Walk, Not Just Talk the Talk: Understanding Financing and Investment Terms

Past Event

Take this opportunity to truly understand concepts like preferred vs. common stock, convertible debt, warrants, and the many other investing and financing terms.

Mar
19
2012

Tech Transfer and Licensing Agreements

Past Event

The Research Commercialization Course is recommended for all science, engineering and medical researchers in public or private research institutions (e.g., grad students, post-docs, and faculty).

Mar
12
2012

Employment and Consulting Agreements

Past Event

The Research Commercialization Course is recommended for all science, engineering and medical researchers in public or private research institutions (e.g., grad students, post-docs, and faculty).

Mar
7
2012

Invest Illinois Venture Fund: How Life Sciences Companies and Investors Can Utilize This Funding Mechanism

Past Event

The Invest Illinois Venture Fund (IIVF) has funding to support young, innovative companies, and start-ups that show a high potential for future growth resulting in the creation of high-paying professional Illinois jobs.

Mar
5
2012

Patents, Copyright, Trademarks and Trade Secrets

Past Event

The Research Commercialization Course is recommended for all science, engineering and medical researchers in public or private research institutions (e.g., grad students, post-docs, and faculty).

Mar
2
2012

Clean Energy Challenge 2012

Past Event

The Clean Energy Challenge uncovers the best Midwest clean energy businesses with the potential to bring innovations to the marketplace.

Feb
27
2012

The Importance of Commercializing Research

Past Event

The Research Commercialization Course is recommended for all science, engineering and medical researchers in public or private research institutions (e.g., grad students, post-docs, and faculty).

Jan
31
2012

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop

Past Event

2-day Intensive Workshop to cover all aspects of writing SBIR/STTR grants focused on life science technologies. Attendees must register by January 25, 2012

Jan
25
2012

SBIR 101 - Chicago

Past Event

Discussion Topics Covered Include: • What Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants are; which agencies provide them • How to find SBIR/STTR topics • Best practices/tips on winning SBIR/STTRs

Jan
24
2012

SBIR 101 - Evanston

Past Event

Discussion Topics Covered Include: • What Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants are; which agencies provide them • How to find SBIR/STTR topics • Best practices/tips on winning SBIR/STTRs

Jan
16
2012

2013 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference

Past Event

This annual conference is about celebrating accomplishments and inspirations in energy efficiency, as well as laying out the efficiency program and policy landscape for the coming year.

Dec
14
2011

CEC's 2012 Startup Forecast

Past Event

At the CEC's 2012 Startup Forecast will be a line-up of amazing speakers who will share their insights and forecast for startup trends in 2012. Thanks to sponsor J.P. Morgan Chase, the event is being hosted at the Chase Tower.

Dec
6
2011

Clean Energy Challenge 2012 - Deadline for application - December 5,2011

Past Event

The Clean Energy Challenge is an annual, first-in-class business competition that awards cash prizes to top cleantech entrepreneurs in the Midwest.

Oct
13
2011

INVO Commercialization Clinic

Past Event

Location: Chicago Campus Time: 45 min time slot from 8:45 AM – 11:45 AM. Scheduling is on a first come, first served basis. Spots are limited, so please schedule your personal appointment by filling out this questionnaire.

Oct
11
2011

Chicago Ideas Week

Past Event

Chicago's first ever Chicago Ideas Week, which will connect people and ideas, to inspire creativity and innovation like never before, and to discuss the most powerful force on earth: an idea.

Oct
4
2011

Converging Worlds: The New Era of Computing

Past Event

Speaker: Craig Mundie is Chief Research and Strategy Officer at Microsoft

Sep
26
2011

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop

Past Event

You are invited to a 2-day Intensive Workshop, provided by the Biotechnology Business Consultants (BBC).

Sep
14
2011

Midwest Cleantech 2011

Past Event

Top leaders in the clean tech community will speak to the theme of the 2011 conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Jul
22
2011

MidVentures TechWeek Conference and Expo

Past Event

Chicago is a new kind of technology hub, and the TechWeek Conference is a new type of technology conference. We connect innovation to a growing diversity of professions, corporations and cultures.

May
26
2011

Entrepreneurs Unplugged: Startup Setbacks

Past Event

Get the real story on what it means to be an entrepreneur! Speakers will discuss the major hurdles and challenges they faced on their path to success.

May
26
2011

Entrepreneurship Week Cocktail Party

Past Event

Students, alumni, faculty and others interested in new ventures and innovation are invited to network over drinks and appetizers. Local Chicago schools such as Booth, Loyola, and DePaul are also invited to join.

May
25
2011

Kellogg Cup Business Plan Competition Finals

Past Event

Join us for the exciting final round of Kellogg's annual business plan competition!

May
25
2011

Kellogg Alumni Entrepreneur Annual Conference

Past Event

Bringing together Kellogg alumni and students, industry experts, and prominent names in academia for a unique opportunity to discuss entrepreneurship, financing strategies, and the latest business and management ideas.

May
24
2011

Entrepreneur@NU Conference and NU Venture Challenge Finals

Past Event

The Entrepreneur@NU Conference showcases the best of the Midwest entrepreneurial ecosystem. InNUvation's 2011 NU Venture Challenge is Northwestern University's only university-wide entrepreneurship competition.

May
23
2011

Northwestern Entrepreneurship Week

Past Event

Northwestern Entrepreneurship Week is put on by a network of organizations across Evanston and Chicago.

May
23
2011

Faculty Innovation Day

Past Event

May
20
2011

CBC Business Plan Competition

Past Event

Collaboration between Northwestern, UIC and UofC

May
18
2011

Chicago Innovation Spotlight

Past Event

Emerging from Chicago’s Clinical and Translational Science Award Institutions, the Spotlight event is designed to bring together the best in high-potential biomedical research that is either in the late-stages of research or is a recent spin-out company.

May
18
2011

Innovation Day

Past Event

The third annual Innovation Day, designed to showcase Northwestern University’s advancements and projects in translational research.

Apr
26
2011

Entrepreneurship Unplugged:Startup Setbacks

Past Event

Get the real story on what it means to be an entrepreneur! Speakers will discuss the major hurdles and challenges they faced on their path to success.

Apr
26
2011

Entrepreneurship Unplugged: Startup Setbacks

Past Event

Get the real story on what it means to be an entrepreneur! Speakers will discuss the major hurdles and challenges they faced on their path to success.

Mar
30
2011

Corporate Partnerships for Startups

Past Event

Learn about a valuable and often overlooked source of funding for university spinouts: corporate partnerships.

Mar
29
2011

Corporate Partnerships for Startups

Past Event

Jan
31
2011

SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Workshop

Past Event

2-day Intensive Workshop to cover all aspects of writing SBIR/STTR grants focused on life science technologies. Attendees must register by January 25, 2012

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