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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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