Neuro Startup Challenge Business Plan Winners Have Been Announced!
Building on the award-winning challenge model from the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge which spun out 11 new startups, The Neuro Startup Challenge has just spun out 16 new startups. This makes 27 startups launched on the basis of promising National Institutes of Health Inventions!
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August 18, 2015 - ExitEvents, #FirstDay: The Who, What, When of UNC Startup 2015-2016
August 5, 2015 - FierceDiagnostics, Crowdsourcing challenge winner looking to commercialize NIH tech to diagnose brain cancer
July 15,2015 - Great Lakes NeuroScience, THE RELENTLESS SEARCH FOR A CURE.
July 13, 2015 - The Herald Sun, UNC team wins Startup Challenge
June 25, 2015 - The Daily Northwestern, Northwestern-based startup named winner in Neuro Startup Challenge
June 4, 2015 - New Orleans Times-Picayune, Tulane grad students win pitch competition for new brain health therapy
June 3, 2015 - Milwaukee BizTimes, Medical College team wins contest, launches biotech company
May 28, 2015 - Tulane New Wave, Two Tulane teams win big in international competition
May 21, 2015 - Neuro Startup Challenge Announces Business Plan Winners
May 13, 2015 - BioAlabama held their Annual Meeting and Science Symposium. Rosemarie Truman provided a keynote on the dynamics of startups and provided a proposal for driving economic growth, spurring entrepreneurship, and at the same time making significant strides to impact human health and reduce the cost of care through platforms such as the Neuro Startup Challenge.
April 29, 2015 - Rosemarie Truman opened up the 2015 IP and Business Summit at the Wild Dunes Resort in South Carolina. Rosemarie's talk was called Galvanizing the Next Era of Breakthrough Innovation.
December 30, 2014 - NIH and Center for Advancing Innovation Launch Neuro Start-Up Challenge Dana Foundation blog features the Neuro Startup Challenge and NIH partners in the challenge: Heritage Provider Network and The Center for Advancing Innovation, explaining the critical gap filled by the challenge and the value to those participating. http://danablog.org/2014/12/30/nih-and-center-for-advancing-innovation-cai-launch-neuro-start-up-challenge/
December 29, 2014 - 9 Healthcare Tech Startups To Watch, As venture capital flows into healthcare, look at some new companies that should be on your radar. Information Week features the Neuro Startup Challenge and partners: NIH, Heritage Provider Network and The Center for Advancing Innovation http://www.informationweek.com/healthcare/leadership/9-healthcare-tech-startups-to-watch/d/d-id/1318263
December 23, 2014-Neuro Startup Challenge Accepts 71 Teams to Compete in Launching New Startups Around Unlicensed NIH Inventions. First Phase of Competition Open for Public Voting and Crowd Sourcing January 12, 2015
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/neuro-startup-challenge-accepts-71-teams-compete-launching-new-startups-around-unlicensed-1979254.htm Learn more about the entrants at the Neuro Startup Challenge website here: http://www.neurostartupchallenge.org/accepted-teams.html
December 22, 2014 - NIH launches crowdsourcing challenge to commercialize its neurological medical devices by Fierce Medical Devices. Fierce highlights the partnership between the NIH, Heritage Provider Network and Center for Advancing Innovation formed to advance neuroscience by crowdsourcing teams from around the world; please read more here: http://links.mkt1985.com/servlet/MailView?ms=MTE1MDU0ODAS1&r=MTg5NDA2NzUwODES1&j=NDAzOTc5NDIyS0&mt=1&rt=0#4
December 17, 2014 - Startup Challenge Program a New Way to Advance Multiple Inventions Into Multiple Startup Companies at One Time http://newslink.federallabs.org/2014/12/17/startup-challenge-program-a-new-way-to-advance-multiple-inventions-into-multiple-startup-companies-at-one-time/
December 5, 2014 - The White House highlights the Neuro Startup Challenge in their "Celebrating National Entrepreneurship Month" blog as being a "startup accelerator model to advance national priorities." Please review the blog here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/12/05/celebrating-national-entrepreneurship-month
November 19, 2014 - Federal Laboratory Consortium Technology Transfer Excellence Award: The Breast Cancer Startup Challenge won the Federal Laboratory Consortium's Technology Transfer Excellence award today. Thomas Stackhouse, Jenny Wong, Stephen Hewitt and I were at the event to receive the award. The challenge created a novel platform to advance breast cancer inventions by launching startups around 9 National Cancer Institute (NCI)inventions and 1 invention from Clemson University. The model can be used across Federal Labs to get more inventions commercialized. We're currently running the Neuro Startup Challenge and hope to launch 1-2 more challenges in 2015, one with NASA. Please find the link to the ceremony here: http://www.flcmidatlantic.org/events/2014/regional-meeting/Award-Photos/
November 14, 2014 - Dynamica - Key Note: Rosemarie Truman served as a key note speaker; the title of her talk: “Creating Sustainable Growth Breakthroughs - Innovation at its Best.” Please find the website here: http://dynamicaexpo.org/speakers/
HHS Idea Lab Blog, November 4, 2014: HHS Idea Lab's blog has posted an article outlining the successes of our Breast Cancer Startup Challenge and Neuro Startup Challenge. Click the link to read more! http://www.hhs.gov/idealab/2014/11/04/success-of-breast-cancer-startup-challenge-spurs-new-challenge-at-nih/
October 3, 2014 - Science and Technology Policy Exchange -Key Note: Rosemarie Truman served as a key note speaker; the title of her talk: “Galvanizing the Next Era of Breakthrough Innovation.” Please find the website here: http://www.sp-exchange.ca/2014-exchange/program-2014/
September 2, 2014 - IP Watchdog: IP watchdog writes a compelling article on Breast Cancer Research, Entrepreneurship, and the Center for Advancing Innovation's drive and creativity to bridge the gap in biomedical research through the innovative Breast Cancer Startup Challenge. http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2014/09/02/a-passionate-fight-against-breast-cancer/id=50950/
Neuro Challenge Launch, August 1, 2014: In partnership with the National Institutes of Health and the Heritage Provider Network, the Center for Advancing Innovation has launched the Neuro Startup Challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to launch up to 48 new startups around commercially viable, promising NIH inventions
HHS Innovates Award, July 21, 2014: The Center for Advancing Innovation won the HHS Innovates Secretary's Pick award for orchestrating the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge together with the National Cancer Institute and Avon Foundation; please find links to the event below:
HHS Innovates photos on Flicker: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hhsgov/sets/72157645823206584/
Blog post announcing winners: http://www.hhs.gov/idealab/2014/07/21/hhs-innovates-celebrates-7th-round-of-innovations/
VideoCast of Breast Cancer Startup Challenge Business Plan Ceremony: March 5, 2014: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?18311
Partnering for the Cures Presentation: November 4, 2013 - http://partneringforcures.org/program/agenda/view/4503
CAI's Portfolio Strategy for the National Cancer Institute and the Breast Cancer Start-up Challenge: October, 23 2013 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWwKdDEO23A
CBS BioCentury This Week - Interview of Rosemarie Truman and other Panelists on "Hidden Breakthroughs" The Promise of Technology Transfer: October 13, 2013 -
Pictures of Latest Events - Breast Cancer Startup Challenge Business Plan Awards Ceremony
May 18, 2014 - Kansas City Star, "Business Startups Hit a 30 Year Low" - Rosemarie Truman, Founder and CEO of The Center for Advancing Innovation was quoted regarding how to lift startup success rates http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article366997/Business-startups-hit-a-30-year-low.html
April 22-23, 2014 - Annual Federal Laboratory Consortium Meeting, Rockville, MD - After an excellent introduction from Tom Stackhouse, Associate Director of the National Cancer Institute Technology Transfer Rosemarie Truman, CEO of The Center for Advancing Innovation had the opportunity to brief FLC attendees at lunch time on April 22nd on the results of the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge and new upcoming Neuro Startup Challenge! She also joined a fantastic set of panelists including Paul Zielinski, Director of the Technology Partnerships Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology, John Dement, Office of Research and Technology Applications Navel Surface Warfare Center and Michael Walsh, Senior Economist, Technology Partnerships Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology. Belinda Snyder, Program Manager, Development Office Los Alamos National Laboratory, Technology Transfer Division orchestrated and moderated the panel beautifully.
April 10-11th, 2014 Annual AAMC Meeting, Chicago, IL- The AAMC's Forum for Conflict of Interest in Academe brought together talent to meet and discuss how to address COI in a myriad of situations. Rosemarie Truman, CEO of The Center for Advancing Innovation joined a fantastic set of panelists to discuss Innovation in Industry Relationships. She highlighted the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge and the new Neuro/Brain Startup Challenge that is forthcoming! Ann Pollack Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research, University of California moderated the panel. Bernard Lo, MD, President The Greenwall Foundation and David Winwood, Executive Director UAB Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and CEO of UAB Research Foundation joined Rosemarie on the panel.
April 7-9th - Annual Open Innovation Meeting, Philadelphia, PA- The Open Innovation Conference brought together a host of innovation practitioners from around the world! Rosemarie Truman, CEO of The Center for Advancing Innovation joined a fantastic panel to discuss was asked to co-chair the conference together with Andrew Douglass, Director Open Innovation Networks, The Clorox Company. Rosemarie and Tom Stackhouse, Associate Director of the National Cancer Institute Technology Transfer Center spoke about the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge at the Open Innovation Meeting as well as the new Accelerator that is being launched and the Neuro/Brain Startup Challenge! Rosemarie also had the opportunity to moderate a panel on being a Partner of Choice for Open Innovation. The panel included well regarded innovation leaders including: Steve Liguori, GE's Executive Director,Global Innovation and New Models, Barrier Froseth, General Mill's Senior Technology Manager of Connected Innovation, Michael Myers, Eli Lilly's Senior Director, Global External Research and Development as well as Andrew Douglass.
March 31, 2014 - Rosemarie Truman, CEO of The Center for Advancing Innovation and Tom Stackhouse, the Associate Director of Technology Transfer for the National Cancer Institute briefed the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy on boosting invention commercialization.
March 14, 2014 - The innovative approach conceived by The Center for Advancing Innovation to identify and commercialize promising inventions in partnership with the National Cancer Institute and Avon Foundation is featured on the White House Blog "From Lab to Market: Accelerating Research Breakthroughs and Economic Growth" http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/03/14/lab-market-accelerating-research-breakthroughs-and-economic-growth2
March 10, 2014 - Wired coverage of Rosemarie Truman and the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge. The article is named "Startups battle to rescue forgotten breast cancer patents" and quotes The Center for Advancing Innovation's CEO, Rosemarie Truman http://bit.ly/1eDwq8q
March 5, 2014 - NIH Videocast of our awards ceremony. Meet our winning teams and the inventors of the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge http://1.usa.gov/1ghw7Eb
The NCI Press Release, "Breast Cancer Startup Challenge announces ten winning teams of entrepreneurs; Promising technologies identified to speed cancer research." http://1.usa.gov/1ctN52x
Read our article from the NCI on the Business Plan Phase winners and watch all of their elevator speeches from Youtube http://1.usa.gov/N3uxKx
Bluesky, a division of the Chicago Tribune focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, interviews John Kuelper of Northwestern University on winning the business plan phase of the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge
March 4, 2014 - Nature creates an exclusive on the novel model to maximize the commercial potential of National Cancer Institute and Avon Foundation grantee breast cancer related inventions. The title of the article is: "Competition aims to revive languishing breast cancer inventions." Rosemarie Truman, the CEO of The Center for Advancing Innovation is extensively quoted: http://bit.ly/1jZkxOp
February 28, 2014 - The White House Blog mentions the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge as one of many research breakthroughs in innovation and entrepreneurship, "Startup America Going Strong at Three Years" http://1.usa.gov/1foxZv0
Februrary 27, 2014 - Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM) released an article about the results and statistics of the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge. Disease Models & Mechanisms publishes original research that uses model organisms to better understand, diagnose and treat human disease. "Pioneering new models to drive innovation in R&D and commercialization for breast cancer inventions." http://bit.ly/1eAwQLJ
November 13, 2013 - The annual Federal Lab Consortium (FLC) mid-atlantic conference took place from November 13th-November 14th. Rosemarie Truman, Founder and CEO of the Center for Advancing Innovation spoke on a panel called "Partnerships to Accelerate Commercialization of Federal Technologies that Positively Impact the Public and Drive Breakthrough Economic Growth." The panel was moderated by Tom Stackhouse, Associate Director, Technology Transfer Center, NCI. The focus of the panel was innovative techniques to accelerate the transfer of Federal technologies to the benefit of the American public. To learn more visit http://www.flcmidatlantic.org/events.html
November, 2013 - More mentions from BIO, AUTM and others on the Breast Cancer Startup Challenge being orchestrated by The Center for Advancing Innovation in partnership with the National Cancer Institute and the Avon Foundation
October 25, 2013 - The Kansas City Star released an article outlining the launch of the Breast Cancer Start-up Challenge at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. The Challenge will be announced at the 2013 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conference being held at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Rosemarie Truman, Founder and CEO of the Center for Advancing Innovation, is a plenary speaker at the conference to detail the first-of-a-kind Challenge. To read more visit http://www.kansascity.com/2013/10/24/4574740/breast-cancer-start-up-challenge.html or please click here
July, 2013 - Wired Magazine launches an article referencing why patents need a "kickstart" - ‘Dark Intellectual Property’: Why We Need a Kickstarter for Patents. Rosemarie Truman's work for the Kauffman Foundation was the basis for the article; to read more visit: http://www.wired.com/2013/07/dark-ip-why-we-need-a-kickstarter-for-patents/
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