UVM's 2023 I2V Conference -
This year’s Invention2Venture conference is Thursday, April 20th from 1:00-4:30 in the Alumni House Silver Pavillion.
1:00 - 1:45
Welcome to I2V
Kirk Dombrowski, Ph.D., UVM Vice President for Research
Corine Farewell, DVM, Director, UVM Innovations: Presentation of awards to UVM faculty
Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Kirk Dombrowski, Ph.D.
1:45 - 2:30
Keynote Speaker: Mostafa Analoui, Ph.D.,
Mostafa Analoui, Ph.D., is Managing Director at Pickwick Capital Partners and Adjunct Professor at Brown University and University of Connecticut.
Keynote: “From Innovation to Impact: A Rocky Road Worth Taking”
2:45 - 3:45
Panel Discussion: The Road Less Traveled
The varied paths UVM researchers take to bring their ideas to market.
|Moderator:||Corine Farewell, DVM, Director, UVM Innovations|
|Panelists||Rachael Floreani, Ph.D., Co-founder and President, Burlington Bio, Inc. (CEMS)|
|Jeff Spees, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Samba Biologics, Inc. (LCOM)|
|Randy Headrick, Co-founder and Research Lead, Verde Technologies (CEMS)|
|Dave Schneider Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Prolocor, Inc. (LCOM)|
4 - 4:30
Student presentations of their work with faculty researchers to bring the technology forward.
|ARC Pitch #1: A proprietary cultivated meat scaffold composed of alginate and novel bio-waste inputs that is cheaper, allows for faster cell proliferation, and is more tunable than alternatives.|
Mentor: Rachael Floreani, Ph.D.
|ARC Pitch #2: A smart knee sleeve that tracks clinically relevant data including muscle loading, joint loading, and range of motion.|
Mentor: Ryan McGinnis, Ph.D.
|ARC Pitch #3: A surgical saline generator that uses a novel platform for membrane based fluid separation that provides on-site saline to anyone anywhere in the world.|
Mentor: Appala Raju Badireddy, Ph.D. and Richard Grunert, M.D.
4:30 - 6:00
Mixer with showcase of student startups hosted by UVM Office of Engagement
Catamount Innovation Fund table display of companies
We'd like to thank our Platinum Sponsors:
And we'd like to thank our GoldSponsors: