Having clear and up-to-date protocols and policies around intellectual property (IP) is critically important for moving discovery at the University of Iowa forward. It ensures that inventions by faculty and staff are clearly identified, adequately protected, and leveraged in a way that benefits the inventor, the university, and the public—should the IP eventually translate into a commercial product, service, or company.
University of Iowa faculty interested in learning how to translate their research into a device, service, or business are invited to apply to the UI’s Faculty Innovators Workshop, a four-week version of the UI Venture School designed to help participants develop marketable ideas and accelerate the startup process.
The next cohort starts Oct. 25, and workshop sessions run from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 9, and Nov. 15 in Room 1459 of the Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building.
Viewpoint Molecular Targeting, LLC founders met with Iowa legislators at the National Council on Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) National Demo Day. The purpose was to educate them on the key role university based biomedical startups play in creating high value jobs and in improving national economic and social competitiveness.