Calling all OHSU researchers: Step up to pitch your innovations to investors at upcoming events

If you’re an OHSU researcher, Technology Transfer and Business Development has two opportunities to help you move your research forward. Through partnerships with the Oregon Bioscience Association and the Technology Association of Oregon, you are invited to pitch your innovations to a crowd of local community members, entrepreneurs, and investors. In two separate events, OHSU researchers can hone their messages, craft compelling presentations, and practice their pitches. OHSU provides individualized coaching to help you succeed. Participation in such events can open doors to other opportunities through these associations and TTBD’s extensive network contacts. Following are details about these upcoming events.

Oregon Bioscience Association fast pitch event, Oct. 20

Held at Reed College during the Oregon Bioscience Association’s annual conference, this fast pitch event showcases basic and applied researchers sharing their knowledge and expertise with the local bioscience community. Ten applicants will be chosen to deliver three-minute pitches, allowing each presenter to demonstrate how their innovation or technology improves the health and well-being of Oregon communities. The winner will receive a cash prize.

Application deadline: Monday, Sept. 12 by 5 p.m.
Submit your proposal today.

Technology Association of Oregon Health Ignite event, Nov. 16

Health Ignite 2016, held at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, features five-minute presentations on topics including wellness, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, health care reform, and more. Following a fast-paced, thought-provoking format, presenters will share their ideas for products, services, and research to take health care to the next level for patients, doctors, and communities. More than 300 practitioners, researchers, administrators, entrepreneurs, consultants, and health care business professionals will be in the audience, so come share your ideas and be inspired by other health innovation enthusiasts.

Application deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 20
Submit your proposal today.

Need help with your applications? Want to sign up for coaching and practice sessions? General questions? Please contact Daphne Emerson Peters for more information.

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