MIN-Corps is part of a rich ecosystem of commercialization resources. Here are upcoming programs from our collaborators and partners:
Payers and Healthcare Economics - June 19 3:30-5:30: Dr. Lewis Sandy, Executive Vice President for Clinical Advancement at UnitedHealth Group and Maren Forsgren, Director at Xcenda will provide an overview of payor systems and the field of healthcare economics. The seminar will also be available live via Zoom Webinar. You will be able to watch live here once the seminar has begun. Register here.
UMN/VA Medical Device Showcase - June 26 5:00-7:00: A portfolio showcase of adaptive design medical devices we are seeking partners for commercializing via licenses and startups. Dr. Andrew Hansen and Dr. Gary Goldish will be presenting. The mission of the VA’s Multidisciplinary Adaptive Design & Engineering (VA-MADE) Center is to develop and translate adaptive technologies to help Veterans with physical disabilities maximize their function and participation in important roles and activities throughout their lifespan. Since functional abilities and desired activities change over time, the VA-MADE Center creates technologies that adapt to the changing needs of the Veteran. In close collaboration with rehabilitation clinicians and industry partners, VA-MADE Center investigators use a Veteran-centric, experience-based design process to create practical and commercially-viable solutions, promoting rapid development and translation of technologies to improve the lives of Veterans. Register here.
How to Implement an SBIR/STTR Grant/Contract Compliant Financial Reporting System - July 17 9:00-5:00: For SBIR/STTR Phase I/II recipients only. Led by Ann Pedretti, President of Dynamic Financial & Administrative Solutions Center Inc. (DFAScenterInc.) provides contract CFO, controller, bookkeeping, and administrative support services to small med-tech businesses and specializes in companies with federal SBIR/STTR funding (grants and contracts). $75 fee. Click here for registration and info.
SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation Workshops: Innovators and entrepreneurs face many hurdles in their efforts to commercialize a new technology. Through a competitive awards-based program, the federal government enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. The SBIR/STTR programs provides a pathway to compete for millions of dollars in federal funding. Pat Dillon of MN-SBIR is an expert in the programs. Through 25 years of knowledge, experience and relationships at the local and national level, she applies her know how to help innovators and entrepreneurs to achieve the American Dream every day. Pat has helped innovators and entrepreneurs navigate the federal R&D landscape by providing guidance, mentoring, training, financial and technical assistance to small, advanced technology businesses. Pat works with seed, early stage, emerging or existing firm (1-500 employees) with early stage technology that has the potential for commercialization, you owe it to yourself to learn more. It is easy to register for any course and it is FREE. Click here for registration and info.
- August 13 9 AM – 12 PM: Department of Agriculture
- August 13 1 – 4 PM: Department of Energy
- September 10 9 AM – 5 PM: Department of Health and Human Services
- September 24 9 AM – 5 PM: Department of Defense