Misc. News and Articles of interest
Foundation Venture Capital Group a Model for Other Universities
Foundation Venture Capital Group (FVCG), an affiliate of the Foundation of UMDNJ/New Jersey Health Foundation, is the focus of the lead article in the most recent edition of the newsletter Technology Transfer Tactics . The article describes how administrators at the University of Michigan decided to use money from their $7.8 billion endowment to fund start-up companies and turned to FVCG for advice. FVCG, which has become a model for other universities, works closely with Vince Smeraglia, director of UMDNJ's Office of Technology Transfer and Business Development, to invest exclusively in research at UMDNJ by funding new life science companies. The article quotes Smeraglia and FVCG president James Golubieski. The two explain the wisdom behind creating a venture capital fund using endowments and describe the risks and rewards of investing in early-stage technologies.
The UMDNJ Office of Technology Transfer and Business Development presents the
Technology Transfer Faculty Education Seminar Series
This month presenting:
What Every Faculty Member Needs To Know About Recent Changes In US Patent Law
Guest Speakers: Gerard P. Norton, PhD, Esq and Peter J. Butch III Esq
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: MSB, Room B610 (Medical Science Building / 185 South Orange Avenue / Newark, New Jersey 07101)
** Light refreshments will be served **
PLEASE RSVP to: OTTBD@umdnj.edu
Technical Entrepreneurship Seminar Series
presents Dr. Reza Razavi, Director, New Ventures and Strategic Initiatives Foundation Venture Capital Group, LLC.
"Pharmaceutical Research and Biotechnology Development: Industrial & Academic Integration"
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2011
Time: 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Campus: Busch Campus, Rutgers University,
Building: Biomedical Engineering building, Room 102.
To RSVP, contact Susan Engelhardt • Center for Innovative Ventures of Emerging Technologies (CIVET) • 732-445-4500 x6283 • email@example.com.
Or respond via at:
Visit us at http://www.civet.rutgers.edu.
The UMDNJ Office of Technology Transfer and Business Development will support the cost of poster submission ($150) for select abstracts! Please contact the OTTBD (OTTBD@umdnj.edu) for additional information.
Submit Your Research
Define Your Future at Biotech 2011
October 24-25 | Philadelphia, PA
The Biotech 2011 Innovation Corridor provides a unique opportunity for you to share your research with top industry leaders from the region's bioscience industry. This is your chance to have your research reviewed and critiqued by leading bioscience experts. The objective of this session is to foster world-class collaborations among academia, early-stage research organizations, and industry.
The Innovation Corridor is being held on
Tuesday, October 25th
The abstract submission deadline is September 13th
Poster presenters can attend the meeting at a significantly reduced price!