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2015 Eastern Region Meeting - Call for Topics

The AUTM Eastern Region Planning Committee invites you to suggest topics for the AUTM 2015 Eastern Region Meeting, which will take place on Aug. 31 – Sept. 1 at the Raleigh Marriott City Center, Raleigh, North Carolina USA.

To submit a topic, complete an application and return it to AUTM by Jan. 30. If you have any questions, contact Melinda Briggs at AUTM headquarters, or at +1-847-559-0846.  

Submit your ideas today!

Track A

A6 New Strategies for Funding University Innovation

Track: Startups and Gap Funding
Target Audience: Advanced
Moderator: Irene Abrams, Brandeis University
Speakers: Krisztina Holly, University of Southern California
  Tobin L. Smith, Association of American Universities
  Lori Pressman, Harris & Harris Group, Inc.
  Michael Gara, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation
  Michael Gara, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation


What strategies exist for funding university based innovation centers? What is in the works? And how does a university prove itself worthy of support? Come hear experts in the field talk about existing funding sources and opportunities on the horizon. Topics to be covered are: the future of government programs such as the CTSA, SBIR, PFI, and NIH's new BRDG-SPAN; the landscape for foundation and philanthropic funding; a new policy proposal (IMPACT) that outlines a framework for Federal funding of university innovation; and metrics for success. Attendees will get a heads up on what might be changing and what the future environment for funding will be.

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