COVID-19 Innovations Today and Beyond is a virtual conference delivered straight to your desktop.

This Virtual Conference is spread over 5 weeks once a week at 2 hours a day with expert panels and startup and IP showcases.

Dates: Every Thursday from July 23 - August 20, 2020
Time: 1:00pm ET - 3:00pm ET
Location: Online. No travel needed.

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starts on July 23!

Don't miss this timely Virtual Conference!

COVID-19 is the greatest challenge the world has faced in over a century. Countries around the globe are racing to contain this disease and implement medical, economic, and social innovations and strategies to help protect their populations. This five-part Virtual Conference aims to bring solutions to market.

Spread over five weeks, this event highlights the following:

  • An online showcase of 25 IP and startups from university and investor portfolios that offer solutions to problems caused by COVID-19
  • Government, investor, researcher, and university panels talk about turning COVID-19 solutions into products and startups for industry and government

Confirmed speakers:


Anne DeGheest
Founder and Managing Director
HealthTech Capital


Eric Breese
Investment Manager
Evonik Ventures


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


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


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


Marina Bulova, Ph.D.
Director of University Partnerships


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


Greg Hoffman
Ventures Manager
DuPont Electronics & Imaging


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


John Schveibinz
Managing Partner
Old Line Capital


Mark Vreeke
Chemical Angel Network

Why attend?

  • Learn how COVID-19 will ignite the next wave of innovation for researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors
  • Hear from universities and entrepreneurs on creating startups in the middle of this pandemic
  • Discover innovations by watching pitches by researchers and startups as a response to this global pandemic
  • Hear about new business areas from corporates
  • Catch the discussion on the status of government funding and angel/VC investing

The Virtual Conference is for those involved in startup creation, IP licensing, technology scouting, research, investing, and funding:

  • Fortune 500 corporations that work in Open and External Innovation, technology scouting, research and development, corporate venture capital
  • VCs and angel investors
  • University licensing and tech transfer officers, startup creation program managers, university researchers, faculty
  • Federal labs
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Policy leaders and federal government agencies

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