Fostering Collaborative Innovation Across
Training Sites and Disciplines

The Innovation Slam is a series of workshops focusing on the process of translating ideas to products, starting with the concept of ‘Ideation’, moving on to ‘Protecting Ideas, Customer Discovery, and Product Validation and Refinement’ and ‘Startups and Commercialization’, and culminating with a pitch competition with our industry advisory board. These sessions are designed to foster interactions across training sites and disciplines, with each session being led by a group of faculty and experts in idea development and commercialization, from both industry and academia. This program will provide trainees with experience in collaborative innovation, will foster interactions between faculty, students, and industry partners, and will expose trainees to issues related to development and commercialization.

Innovation is essential to moving science and technology forward. Therefore, innovation and entrepreneurship training is a key part of our graduate education program, linking CEMB graduate, post-doctoral, and faculty fellows to outside faculty, industry representatives, tech transfer staff, venture capitalists, and ethicists.

The next Innovation Slam will launch in summer 2022.
Details available here soon.

Innovation Slams Resources

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