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The Value of Innovation and the Role of Government in Promoting Research and Commercialization

December 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Please join us for an important discussion on the value of innovation and the role of government in promoting research commercialization in Oregon.

The purpose of this meeting is to:

– Discuss state of affairs and identify upcoming challenges and opportunities facing Oregon’s bioscience sector and correlating research institutions, including impact of: federal support for Oregon academic research institutions, impacts of Bayh-Dole Act, state investment in R&D and infrastructure, and private investment in startup companies and broader bioscience industry in Oregon.

Format: In a 2-hour meeting, beginning with 30 minutes of networking, selected speakers will present succinct, impactful examples of the benefits of investment in Oregon’s biosciences/tech sector and opportunities/challenges to growth. The event format will be a “roundtable discussion” where participants engage in a group conversation

Speakers:

Denise McCarty, Executive Director of Oregon Bioscience Association: “30,000 foot” overview of sector’s growth, potential landmines (federal and state) and opportunities for success.

Bernie Fox, CEO of UbiVac: Viewpoint of a private immuno-oncology company who has both partnered with pharmaceutical companies and opted to grow his company in Oregon.

Representative from Oregon University (TBA): Research and commercialization challenges, opportunities, and the impact of federal funding.

 

Venue

Oregon Bioscience Incubator
4640 S Macadam Ave, Suite 240
Portland, OR 97239 United States
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Phone:
5032271814
Website:
otradi.org