2021 I-Corps BIO-Entrepreneurship Virtual Workshop

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Dear CSBI and CSBA members,

Announcing the call for applicants for the 2021 I-Corps BIO-Entrepreneurship Virtual Workshop, June 7-18, 2021.

Deadline to Apply: May 21, 2021

This year’s theme is Diversity in Clinical Trials & Healthcare Disparities in Access

Description: An immersive workshop designed for underrepresented, early-career faculty, postdocs, and students from across the US, including Puerto Rico to learn about biotechnology commercialization.

2021 I-Corps BIO-Entrepreneurship Workshop Information:
A two-week virtual, full-time course on weekdays
Involves a mix of webinars, teamwork and homework
Registration for BIO Digital 2021 Conference included (see more information below)
Expand network and meet biotechnology industry mentors
Open to researchers: assistant professors, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates
For more information: https://innovation.unh.edu/icorps/i-corps-bio-entrepreneurship-workshop
For questions: csuperb@sdsu.edu or smaloy@sdsu.edu
BIO 2021 brings together the largest group of Life Sciences industry leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world, providing an amazing opportunity for workshop participants to virtually network, interact with expert mentors, and test their ideas with biotechnology industry experts. The virtual format will also allow participants to connect with other experts and industry leaders from around the world.

One of the foci of the 2021 BIO meeting will be health disparities, including inclusion in clinical trials, access to healthcare, engagement, and interventions focused on underserved populations – topics that align with an overall theme of our BIO 2021 I-Corps workshop.

Please help us forward this Call for Participants to assistant professors, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates who may be interested in learning about biotechnology commercialization, growing a professional network, and exploring entrepreneurial opportunities that build on basic research. Researchers from minority-serving institutions are particularly encouraged to apply.

PLEASE NOTE BEFORE APPLYING: The workshop is not meant for researchers who have already have started down the commercialization pathway (completed other I-Corps workshops or courses, filed a provisional patent application, licensed intellectual property, received SBIR/STTR funding, etc.).

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If you have questions about the workshop, the application, or the selection process, feel free to contact csuperb@sdsu.edu or smaloy@sdsu.edu

Thank you,
Liisa Bozinovic
Executive Director, Oregon Bioscience Association
CSBI, Co-Chair

Lori Lindberg
President & CEO, California Life Sciences Institute
CSBI, Co-Chair