Half day immersion into Lean Innovation principles and commercialization processes as applied to the commercialization of medical innovations. 

This program is especially appropriate for graduate students, postdocs, early-career faculty and research professionals interested in what it takes to commercialize medical innovations including diagnostic tools, therapeutic devices, pharma, and healthcare IT. 

The program will be live-streamed via Zoom, but in-person attendance is encouraged for Twin Cities participants.  

Location: Johnson Hall, McNamara Alumni Center. Happy hour networking reception following.

Zoom: https://umn.zoom.us/j/98683907304


  • The Healthcare Marketplace

Who Pays: Decision-making players beyond physicians and patients, Amy Moore - Moore BioBusiness

Trends in the Healthcare Management and Delivery, Andrew Crook - Village MD

  • From Researcher to Startup Leader: Innovator/entrepreneurs share trials and tribulations and successes

Adialante - cheap, silent, compact MRI system (Garwood lab) - Efrain Torres

Sarcio - cartilage restoration solutions (O'Brien lab) - Beth Lindborg

Village MD - value based care network - Andrew Crook

  • Funding Translation and Commercialization: Overview of grant and investment funding sources and requirements


Translational Research Funding - Jodi Rebuffoni, ODAT and Regenerative Medicine Minnesota

Early Stage VC/Angel Investing - Reed Robinson, Groove Capital and Mary MacCarthy, Discovery Capital

  • Patenting and Licensing Case Studies: The process from disclosure to license, including specific examples

Vaughn Schmid, Tech Comm

Allison Ferro, Tech Comm

About MIN-Corps

With support from the National Science Foundation, MIN-Corps is a joint initiative of the College of Science and Engineering, the Office for Technology Commercialization, and the Carlson School of Management's Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship.

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