Impactful Models and Resources for De-risking and Translating University-Held Innovations

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (PDT), Thursday, June 16, 2022 ・ Upper Level, Session Room 3
Research universities are unparalleled generators of scientific knowledge and potentially impactful technologic innovation. Unfortunately, the conversion of invention to useful product is fraught with inefficiencies and disconnects, leaving many promising university-held innovations to languish for lack of mechanisms and resources that would adequately de-risk them for further investment and development. Panelists will share effective models, resources, and best practices for bridging the technical, cultural, and financial challenges associated with translating commercially promising academic science in advance of licensing, investment, or partnership.
Vice President, Science & Technology
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Duke University
Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, West North America, Australia & New Zealand
Johnson & Johnson
Director, Therapeutic Development Branch
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)