Program

A 5-part virtual conference delivered straight to your desktop for 5 Thursdays from July 23 to August 20, 2020, 1:00pm ET to 3:00pm ET

NOTE: This program will be updated periodically. The panels, showcases, and speakers may change without notice as the virtual conference develops.

Day 1: Thursday, July 23

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT - Panel: Current and future innovation and investment trends on COVID-19 - A panel discussion on investment trends and the next wave of innovation for researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors

SPEAKERS:

anne

Anne DeGheest
Founder and Managing Director
HealthTech Capital

eric

Eric Breese
Investment Manager
Evonik Ventures

Jeff

Jeff Sohl, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Venture Research
University of New Hampshire

   

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT - Online Showcase of COVID-19 innovations - 5-minute presentations of IP and startups from university and investor portfolios that offer solutions to problems caused by COVID-19

  • Howard University - Targeting the unique minus strand mRNA to stop replication of the COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus without affecting host human cells
  • University of Cincinnati - Using impedance matching for ventilation to improve respiratory support of critically ill COVID-19 patients
  • Howard University and Georgetown University - Inhibitors for the treatment of COVID-19 and other viral infections
  • Northeastern University - Biomaterial-based COVID-19 vaccine
  • Georgetown University - COVID-19 Automated Triage and Contact Tracing
  • University of Arizona - eHIP - the eHealth & Intervention Platform
 

Day 2: Thursday, July 30

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT - Panel: Government funding sources for COVID-19 research and startups - Government funding is an essential source of funding for basic research. This presentation provides the audience a look at what is available for researchers and entrepreneurs to further their research on COVID-19 solutions and technologies

SPEAKERS:

michael

Michael R. Mowatt, Ph.D.
Director, Technology Transfer
and Intellectual Property, NIAID
National Institutes of Health

ben

Ben Schrag, Ph.D.
SBIR/STTR Program Director and Policy Liaison
National Science Foundation

conner

Conner Prochaska, J.D.
Chief Commercialization Officer and Director of the Office of Technology Transitions
Department of Energy
   

 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT -Online Showcase of COVID-19 innovations - 5-minute presentations of IP and startups from university and investor portfolios that offer solutions to problems caused by COVID-19

  • Duke University Hospital - COVIAGE: Patient Isolation Tent
  • Purdue University - Inactivation of airborne viruses using aerosols or vapor of photoreactive FDA-approved food coloring dyes
  • University of Arizona - Ozone In Combination With Essential Oil Microemulsions As Antimicrobial Sanitizers
  • University of Missouri - Multi-Patient Respiratory Ventilator with Individualized Pressure & Volume
  • University of Southern California - Wearable Respiratory Monitoring System Based On Resonant Microphone Array
  • Georgetown University - Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Using Fluorescence Activated Sensing Technology (FAST System)
 

Day 3: Thursday, August 6

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT - Panel: Universities present their research priorities and technologies for licensing - This panel explores what universities are working on and the support they provide to researchers and entrepreneurs creating startups in the middle of this pandemic
 
SPEAKERS:

Lisa

Lisa Lorenzen, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice Chancellor, Technology Advancement Office
University of Missouri

Doug Hockstad
Assistant Vice President, Technology Transfer Tech Transfer
University of Arizona

nappi

Steve Nappi
Associate Vice President, Technology Commercialization and Business Development
Temple University

keith

Keith Marmer
Associate Vice President for Technology & Venture Commercialization and
Corporate Partnerships
University of Utah

 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT - Online Showcase of COVID-19 innovations - 5-minute presentations of IP and startups from university and investor portfolios that offer solutions to problems caused by COVID-19

The startups presented in this showcase are working on broad disinfectants, mental health tools for healthcare workers, advanced manufacturing platforms, and digital health solutions.
  • ReliOx Corporation
  • XZEVN Solutions
  • Bright Path Laboratories
  • Sigma Technologies Global LLC
  • Playback Health, Inc.
 

Day 4: Thursday, August 13

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT - Panel: Investors and their investment focus - An investor discussion with angels and VCs on how they are supporting their portfolio companies in the middle of this crisis and advice they provide startups trying to raise funds

SPEAKERS:

glen

Glen Gaddy, Ph.D.
Angel Investor
Robin Hood Ventures

mark

Mark Vreeke
Co-Founder
Chemical Angel Network

oconnell

Kevin O'Connell, Ph.D.
Vice President with B.Next
InQTel

john

John Schveibinz
Managing Partner
Old Line Capital

 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT - Online Showcase of COVID-19 innovations - 5-minute presentations of IP and startups from university and investor portfolios that offer solutions to problems caused by COVID-19

This showcase features startups that utilize big data and AI for logistics and manufacturing, testing, and treatment including medical equipment and device solutions and protective equipment.
  • Charis Health
  • Folia Materials
  • NeVap Inc
  • Phoenix Biometrics, Inc.
  • Atom Bioworks Inc
 

Day 5: Thursday, August 20 | 1:00 pm ET - 3:00 pm ET

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT - Panel: Corporate internal and external innovation: Working with corporates in a pandemic - A panel discussion and presentation of new business areas and how corporates are working with their entrepreneur partners in the midst of COVID-19

SPEAKERS:

chuck

Charles Paul, Ph.D.
Vice President, Technology
Henkel Adhesive Technologies

Shamina

Shamina M. Rangwala, Ph.D.
Executive Director External Science & Innovation Global Lead Internal Medicine

Pfizer

marina

Marina Bulova, Ph.D.
Director of University Partnerships
Schlumberger

greg

Greg Hoffman
Ventures Manager
DuPont Electronics & Imaging

 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT - Online Showcase of COVID-19 innovations - 5-minute presentations of IP and startups from university and investor portfolios that offer solutions to problems caused by COVID-19
 
This showcase puts together startups that are working on medical devices for testing and diagnostics, and vaccines.
  • Adipomics, Inc.
  • StoneStable, Inc.
  • Sandstone Diagnostics
  • Botanisol Analytics
  • Pronto Medical Technologies Inc