46 Teams - Where are they in the US?
We have 46 teams with participants from 48 universities from around the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, India and the Netherlands. While we have more than 70 people participating from overseas. Where are the other 350+ team members in the US? Please see the map below!
The Avon Foundation, The Center for Advancing Innovation, and the National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute have partnered to create the first ever business plan and start-up "Challenge" featuring inventions conceived and developed by scientists at the National Cancer Institute and Avon Foundation grantees to accelerate commercialization in support of high-growth businesses that spur entrepreneurship
November 13, 2013 - The annual Federal Lab Consortium (FLC) mid-atlantic conference took place from November 13th-November 14th. Rosemarie Truman, Founder and CEO of the Center for Advancing Innovation spoke on a panel called "Partnerships to Accelerate Commercialization of Federal Technologies that Positively Impact the Public and Drive Breakthrough Economic Growth." The panel was moderated by Tom Stackhouse, Associate Director, Technology Transfer Center, NCI. The focus of the panel
November 4, 2013 - The annual Partnering for Cures features up to 30 presentations from innovative collaborative R&D programs working to reduce the time it takes to move new medical solutions from discovery to patients. Marc Hurlbert, Executive Director of the Avon Foundation and Rosemarie Truman, Founder and CEO of the Center of Advancing Innovation, presented the the Breast Cancer Start-up Challenge at the conference. To read more about the presentation visit http://partneringforcures.org/assets/P4C-program-agenda2.pdf on page 15
October 25, 2013 - The Kansas City Start released an article outlining the launch of the Breast Cancer Start-up Challenge at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. The Challenge will be announced at the 2013 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conference being held at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Rosemarie Truman, Founder and CEO of the Center for Advancing Innovation, will be speaking at the conference to detail the Challenge launch. To read more visit http://www.kansascity.com/2013/10/24/4574740/breast-cancer-start-up-challenge.html or please click here
October 13, 2013 - The Breast Cancer Startup Challenge is featured on BioCentury this week. We want women and men to know about a new approach the Avon Foundation, National Cancer Institute and Center for Advancing Innovation is using to accelerate breast cancer research.
October 11, 2013 - The Center for Advancing Innovation to present the Breast Cancer Start-up Challenge at the annual Global Entrepreneurship Conference in a plenary session "Opportunity Knocks" read more here about the event
September 19, 2013 - Avon Foundation for Women, NIH, and The Center for Advancing Innovation launch start-up challenge to advance breast cancer biomedical inventions; student and entrepreneur mentor teams to develop strategic business plan and launch biotech start-up. Click here to learn more
September 5, 2013 - The Challenge has received recognition from the world's largest biotechnology organization, BIO; please find the posting here
Challenge Background and Overview:
The Avon Foundation (AF), The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and The Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) are partnering to accelerate and increase the volume of technology transfer and commercialization of Federal agency and AF grantee inventions
Using selected NCI inventions from the HHS patent portfolio and an AF grantee invention, we are organizing a "first of a kind" national, university student-based start-up competition (that may also involve faculty, alumni, regional entrepreneurs and other professionals). This Challenge provides an opportunity for students to develop a business plan for an innovative technology and launch a start-up
We hope that, by holding this Challenge, we can encourage and increase student entrepreneurship and maximize the economic and health impact of Federal agency and AF grantee inventions
End-Point: New start-up or, potentially, a licensing agreement between the institution that owns the invention and an existing start-up
Challenge Teams' Opportunity