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Jefferson Innovation Engagement Speaker Series 2019

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Thomas Jefferson University

901 Walnut Street

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The Innovation Engagement Speaker Series at Jefferson is aimed at exploring multiple aspects of innovation as it is developing at Jefferson and beyond. The focus includes local, regional and national perspectives, with topics ranging from start-up challenges, innovation across the Jefferson enterprise and venture capital, to prototype generation. The series will also expose participants to opportunities that are emerging in their respective areas. Whether you are a clinician, researcher, nascent inventor, entrepreneur or just a curious mind, attendees will walk away with something of value.

  • Lunch will be served.

  • This event is open to all.

  • If you can't make it in person, be sure to stream on our YouTube Channel LIVE here! Sessions will be uploaded within a week to YouTube.


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2018 Lineup

January 24 - Venture Philanthropy: A Funding Methodology to Cure Alzheimer's

Speaker: Tim Armour, President & CEO, Cure Alzheimer's Fund

January 31 - "I Didn't Know I Could Protect That": Leveraging Intellectual Property Beyond Utility Patents

Speaker: Brian Landry, Partner & Vice-Chair, Intellectual Property Practice Group, Saul Ewing

February 7 - Trends in Startup Clusters from Around the World

Speaker: Chris Wink, Cofounder, CEO & Publisher,

February 14 - Shaping the Future of Health Care through Better Design

Speaker: Bon Ku, Assistant Dean for Health and Design, Associate Professor SKMC, Founder & Director of JeffDesign, Jefferson Health Design Lab, Thomas Jefferson University

February 21 - Building Bridges from Tongue to Brain: Pons Varolii and PoNS™ Treatment

Speaker: Jonathan Sackier, CMO, Phil Deschamps, President & CEO, Helius Medical Technologies

March 7 -Intellectual Property - The New Global Currency

Speaker: Osagie Imasogie, Senior Managing Partner & Founder, PIPV Capital

March 21 - How to Successfully Innovate: Creating Breakthrough Collaborative Interactions

Speaker: Les Sztandera, PhD, Professor, Computational Intelligence, Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce, Thomas Jefferson University

March 28 - Foundation for the National Institutes of Health - Advancing Breakthrough Biomedical Discoveries: Who We Are, How We Do It

Speaker: Maria Freire, PhD, President and Executive Director, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

April 4 - Seeing into the Future: Innovation in Ophthalmology: Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

Speaker: Julia Haller, MD, Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Wills Eye Hospital

April 11 - Angel Seed and Venture Capital: A 2019 Snapshot

Speaker: Barbara Schilberg, Managing Director & CEO, BioAdvance

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Thomas Jefferson University

901 Walnut Street

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Philadelphia, PA 19107

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