Teams sought for Brain Start-up Challenge

The Heritage Provider Network, National Institutes of Health, and the Center for Advancing Innovation have teamed up to search for commercially viable brain-related inventions important to public health. Teams will have an opportunity to develop a business plan for a brain-related invention and launch a start-up. The challenge is intended to accelerate the commercialization of Federal agency brain-related inventions, spur economic growth, and provide universities with a platform to further develop their entrepreneurship-learning portfolio.

Teams must consist of at least two graduate students or fellows and one entrepreneur. Up to 600 teams will be selected to compete for prizes and start-up money. If you are interested in participating, but having trouble finding partners on campus, the program’s Wiggio site can help you connect with potential partners from across the globe.

To participate, submit your letter of intent at www.brainstartupchallenge.org before October 31, 2014.

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