Non-Dilutive Funding for Early-Stage Life Sciences Companies and Beyond
Join us to explore ways to maximize funding for science companies from non-dilutive funding sources such as NIH, DOD SBIRs (Small Business Innovation Research and other federal and private sources. Learn about successful strategies for building a multi-submission strategy and academia-industry collaborations in the pursuit of non-dilutive grants and contracts from SBIR $100K awards to large-scale collaborative funding $10M and more to support biomedical research development. Ram May-Ron, Managing Partner of FreeMind Group (www.freemindconsultants.com), will examine the challenges and offer insightful tips to facilitate effective collaborations that lead to funding success.
The discussion will include consortia, center, and/or program mechanisms from major biomedical sponsors such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Defense (DoD) and academic-industry partnerships that seek sponsored research funding via Small Business (SBIR and STTR) and other programs.
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Harvard Innovation Labs
The Harvard Innovation Labs consist of a vibrant, cross-disciplinary ecosystem for the Harvard community to explore innovation and entrepreneurship while building deeper connections. It is an excellent example of the One Harvard vision and a leading catalyst for the Allston Science and Enterprise District. The Innovation Labs fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.
The Harvard i-lab is the central component of the Harvard Innovation Labs. It is an educational collaborative for all current Harvard students from any Harvard school to explore innovation and entrepreneurship at any stage. It provides open co-working space, a vibrant community of peer and mentor support, experiential programming, and a 12-week Venture Incubation Program, helping student teams take their ideas further, faster.
The Launch Lab is a critical extension of the growing Harvard Innovation Labs. It provides eligible Harvard alumni leading high-potential early-stage startups with a curated community including collaborative co-working space, business building programming, and access to i-lab advisors and mentors. It fosters continued connection between alumni, current students, and the Harvard community as a whole.
The Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab is a curated community, providing eligible Harvard alumni, faculty and students leading high-potential early-stage life sciences startups with a fully equipped wet lab, collaborative co-working space, business building programming, and access to the entire Harvard Innovation Labs ecosystem.