Track G

G3 Transforming Discoveries Into Products Through Project Management

Track: Nuts and Bolts of Technology Transfer

Target Audience: Intermediate

Moderator
Kathleen Rousche, National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Speakers
Erin McKenna, Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (BBIC)
Suguna Rachakonda, Cleveland Clinic Innovations
Catherine Tralau-Stewart, University of California, San Francisco

Milestone-driven project management has emerged as a key success factor in transforming emerging technologies into successful product development projects.
A network of six biomedical proof-of-concept centers has merged the strengths of 30 high-impact research institutions with federal and private-sector partners to transition innovations into de-risked, commercially viable product development projects. Active project management is one of the network’s primary strengths. In this environment, innovators work with project managers experienced in milestone-driven early-stage product development, and project managers collaborate with investigators to identify and manage key activities and studies that are critical to increasing commercial viability.
In this session, we’ll share best practices gathered from nearly 150 academic projects, and presenters will walk through a case study. We’ll also review the following resources: project responsibilities; best practices; product development plans and target profiles; software; metrics and reporting; and other useful project management resources.

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