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3rd Annual Innovation Competition

GW Office of Technology Transfer

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

3rd Annual Innovation Competition

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The George Washington University and the Office of Technology Transfer

are pleased to invite you to the

3rd Annual Innovation Competition!


The GW Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) is showcasing promising and impactful GW research with commercial potential. This event provides a forum for idea sharing between GW researchers, entrepreneurs, and members of the venture community, as well as the opportunity to present technologies to a panel of experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and industry. Finalists will pitch their technologies for a chance to win $20,000* in prizes!


Poster and Networking Session | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

GW researchers with technologies available for licensing will present in poster format. A panel of experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and industry professionals will judge the commercialization potential of each technology. The top technologies will advance to the Innovation Competition.

BioHealth Innovation Seminar | 2:30pm - 3:00pm 

Those interested in increasing the impact of GW research can attend this seminar to learn more about activities and programs that help translate research into products. Rich Bendis, the CEO of BioHealth Innovation will speak on regional resources and early-stage funding mechanisms available to enable the commercialization of technology.

Guest Speaker:

Rich Bendis, President & CEO, BioHealth Innovation, Inc.

Guest Speaker: Richard Bendis, President & CEO, BioHealth Innovation, Inc.

Innovation Competition
| 3:00pm - 4:00pm   

The top technologies from the poster session will have 10 minutes to pitch their technology to the judges. This year, we are offering two (2) $10,000 grand prizes in two areas. The best pitch for Physical Sciences and Life Sciences will each win $10,000 for development of a prototype or proof-of-concept.

* Prize money is for the development of a prototype or proof-of-concept. $10,000 prize awarded each for best physical science and best life science project.

All are welcome to attend event, but participation in competition is by invite only

Deadline to apply for participation in
Friday, March 7, 2014

How to qualify a technology for the poster session competition:

1) Email ott@gwu.edu to disclose your invention (including GW inventors).
2) OTT will evaluate your invention and decide whether to file a patent or copyright.
3) The invention is available for licensing, but not yet licensed.
4) OTT sends an invitation to compete and inventor accepts before the limited space is filled.

Additional invitations will be sent on a rolling basis until spaces are filled. Disclose your technology early for a better chance to participate!

Light refreshments will be served

Thank you to our generous sponsor:
Office of the Vice President for Research

Have questions about 3rd Annual Innovation Competition? Contact GW Office of Technology Transfer

When & Where

Marvin Center
800 21st Street NW
Room 309
Washington, DC 20052

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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GW Office of Technology Transfer

GW Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) promotes and facilitates the transfer of GW innovations for the benefit of the university community and the public while leveraging GW resources through partnering with industry experts and entrepreneurs.

We are the bridge between in-house laboratory research and companies, entrepreneurs, and investors.  Our primary aim is to connect university researchers with business enterprises, entrepreneurs, and unique external resources.  OTT oversees all aspects of technology commercialization at GW.   

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