Health Innovation Foundations


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As scientists and engineers, we imagine new possibilities. Now is the time to turn these possibilities into reality to enhance the world around us. Health Innovation Foundations is a four-part bootcamp that explores how you could contribute to the diagnosis, treatment, and enhancement of the human condition. During this bootcamp, you will hear stories from biotech entrepreneurs and dive into discussions about innovation ecosystems, value creation, business case development, intellectual property, venture capital, technology mobilization, and more.



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WHEN

October 25, November 1, 8, and 15, 2021
9 a.m. to noon EST

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WHO

Researchers

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WHERE

Online via Zoom

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COST

$99.00



Agenda

Trends in health innovation

Day 1 (October 25, 2021)

09:00 - 09:15Opening remarks with Jon Stokes
09:15 - 09:45Innovation ecosystem with Sarrah Lal
09:45 - 10:00Training, resources, and individuals involved with Sarrah Lal
10:00 - 10:30Trends in biotechnology part 1 with Mike Lobritz
10:30 - 11:00Trends in biotechnology part 2 with Jennifer Hamilton
11:00 - 11:50Facilitated discussion about strategic foresight with Sarrah Lal
11:50 - 12:00Closing remarks and Q&A with Jeremy Hirota


Day 1 Speakers

Jennifer Hamilton
Jennifer Hamilton

Senior Director, New Ventures (Canada) and Advisor, Impact Investing, J&J Global Community Impact at J&J Innovation

Bio

Mike Lobritz
Mike Lobritz

Head, Antibiotics Early Development at F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd

 

Bio

Value proposition and intellectual property

Day 2 (November 1, 2021)

09:00 - 09:15Opening remarks with Fran Lasowski
09:15 - 09:45Developing a compelling value proposition with Riley Moynes
09:45 - 10:00Constraints and enabling factors in health innovation with Alex Muggah
10:00 - 10:30Articulate the unique value proposition with Akhila Kosaraju
10:30 - 11:00Institutionalized entrepreneurship: Building biotech startups through venture creation with Michael Wong
11:00 - 11:50Facilitated discussion about intellectual property and disclosures with Sam Wadsworth
11:50 - 12:00Closing remarks and Q&A with Fran Lasowski


Day 2 Speakers

Akhila Kosaraju
Akhila Kosaraju

CEO at Phare Bio

Bio

Riley Moynes
Riley Moynes

Incubator Manager at The Forge

Bio

Alex Muggah
Alex Muggah

Director at Synapse Life Science Consortium

Bio

Michael Wong
Michael Wong

Associate at Flagship Pioneering

Bio

Sam Wadsworth
Sam Wadsworth

Chief Scientific Officer at Aspect Biosystems

Bio

Funding sources

Day 3 (November 8, 2021)

09:00 - 09:15Opening remarks with Sarrah Lal
09:15 - 09:45The investor pitch with Evelyn Pau
09:45 - 10:00Local opportunities for raising capital with Leigh Wilson
10:00 - 10:30Non-dilutive funding sources with Akhila Kosaraju
10:30 - 11:00Angel investors and venture capital with Luke Sheen
11:00 - 11:50Facilitated discussion about investable research with Joon Kim & Luke Sheen
11:50 - 12:00Closing remarks and Q&A with Jon Stokes


Day 3 Speakers

Joon Kim
Joon Kim

Advisor at BGI Inc.

Bio

Sam Wadsworth
Akhila Kosaraju

CEO at Phare Bio

Bio

Evelyn Pau
Evelyn Pau

Vice President, Investment Banking and Recruiting Lead at Bloom Burton & Co.

Bio

Luke Sheen
Luke Sheen

Executive Director at HaloHealth

Bio

Leigh Wilson
Leigh Wilson

Business Development Manager at McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO)

Bio

Exit strategies

Day 4 (November 15, 2021)

09:00 - 09:15Opening remarks with Jeremy Hirota
09:15 - 10:00Types of exit strategies with Aaron Dy
10:00 - 10:30The link between innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization with Cheri Ackerman
10:30 - 11:00Making the decision to create a spin-out company with Tony Kulesa
11:00 - 11:50Facilitated discussion about exit strategies and spin-outs with Fran Lasowski
11:50 - 12:00Closing remarks and Q&A with Mark Larché


Day 4 Speakers

Cheri Ackerman
Cheri Ackerman

Co-founder and CEO at Concerto Biosciences

Bio

Aaron Dy
Aaron Dy

Business Development Associate at Belfer Office for Dana-Farber Innovations (BODFI)

Bio

Tony Kulesa
Tony Kulesa

Founder of Petri

Bio



Facilitators



Health Innovation Foundations is part of the Health Ventures experience. Participants will receive a nanocredential for their enrollment and participation.

Health Innovation Foundations is brought to you by MGD Health ICE, The Clinic @ Mac, and the Department of Medicine's MED-X Community of Practice.

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