Events Calendar

Mar 14

Tech Transfer Speakers Series (Second Wednesday of every month: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (ET))

FREE monthly program (2nd Wednesday of each month) offered through the Gateway to Innovation: Montgomery County Welcome Center for Federal and Academic Tech Transfer. For more information and additional calendar items, please visit www.techtransferconnection.com.

Engage with others in the tech transfer field by joining the Gateway to Innovation LinkedIn Group. To register go to http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid805575

More information: http://techtransferspeakers.eventbrite.com/

Mar 22

MdBio Luncheon - Big Pharma: Deal Making & Partnering Tips

The blockbuster pharmaceutical era continues to be challenged. While the investments in drug development in the past decade have grown substantially, the cost to approval has skyrocketed, putting significant pressure on the big pharma business model which has historically been centered on billion dollar drugs. The persistent weak economic environment, patent expiration issues, the passage of U.S. biosimilars pathway, among others, is driving fundamental changes in the industry.

For the overview and more information, click here.

Mar 24

5th Annual GAIBP Conference

Partnering for Success
Recent Trends in Development of New Drugs, Biologics and Devices

Don't miss this most awaited GAIBP annual conference where distinguished leaders from the government, industry and academia come together under one platform to explore recent trends in development of new drugs, biologics and devices. This conference will provide participants with an insider’s perspective on recent trends, ideas for partnering and much more. Don't miss this great opportunity to network and learn.

Join us at the Montgomery College, Germantown campus on March 24, 2012 to learn:

For conference brochure click here

For registration click here

Mar 27

Health IT Breakfast Forum: Technology for Patient Care - Tech Council of Maryland

The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (DED), and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) have partnered to advance the innovation of Health IT in Montgomery County, Maryland, and therefore advance health IT for the entire United States.

The third event of our Health IT Breakfast Forum series program will highlight the evolving technology for improving and managing patient care. The format will consist of panelists that are thought leaders in the industry on technology in patient care.

Mar 29

FEF Spring Networking Reception at the Bethesda Country Club

Join us for an evening of networking at the Spring Cocktail Reception on the terrace at the Bethesda Country Club. If you haven't attended the FEF Spring Reception, come and find out what you've been missing. There is an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, exciting raffles and hours of networking. This is the perfect atmosphere for executives and decision makers from the region’s leading companies to come together, share ideas and network.

Financial Executives Forum

FEF is devoted to peer-to-peer networking and programs that highlight the latest topics of interest for the region’s leading financial executives. Financial executives include tech and biotech chief financial officers, bankers, venture capitalists, accountants, attorneys and others in finance. FEF encourages participants to network as well as learn from some of the area’s preeminent executives, policymakers and thought leaders.

Apr 2

Growing STEM Workers in America

Join Norm Augustine, former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin, as he addresses one of the most pressing issues facing our local and national economy.

Following his address, Mr. Augustine, who recently coauthored Rising above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5, will join a roundtable discussion on how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is pivotal to America’s success.

Click here for more information about this roundtable discussion.

Apr 13

Reception & Press Conference Celebrating Innovate Maryland

Emerging Technology Center JHU Eastern, 1101 East 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD

Join Governor Martin O'Malley for a reception and press conference celebrating Innovate Maryland.

Inspiring collaboration, commercialization and job creation in public and private universities.

Please register to jcolburn@choosemaryland.org

Apr 19

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Technology Transfer Conference

This day-long event will explore the opportunities for accelerating technology transfer in those universities that have not traditionally focused on this activity. It will demonstrate how this has been successfully achieved at institutions such as Johns Hopkins. 

Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer rose from 98th to 26th in the AUTM rankings within four years. It has increased disclosures from less than 100 to more than 300 a year and start ups from less than 5 to more than ten a year. Along with other emerging academic centers in technology transfer, Johns Hopkins is demonstrating how to make the quantum leap into this rapidly evolving field. 

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Apr 19

Making a Quantum Leap in Technology Transfer

This day-long event will explore the opportunities for accelerating technology transfer in those universities that have not traditionally focused on this activity. It will demonstrate how this has been successfully achieved at places like Johns Hopkins.

Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer rose from 98th to 26th in the AUTM rankings within 4 years. It has increased disclosures from less than 100 to more than 300 a year and start ups from less than 5 to more than 10 a year. Other institutions like The Ohio State University are doing similar things. These newly emerged academic centers in technology transfer are showing how even late-comers can make the quantum leap in technology transfer.

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Apr 25

BioBuzz Rockville - April 25. 2012

Join us on April 25th at Stella Restaurant for another BioBuzz in Montgomery County!  

This month's corporate sponsor, BioHealth Innovation, inc. (BHI) is an innovation intermediary that translates market-relevant research into commercial success by connecting management, funding and markets. BHI's vision is to transform the Central Maryland region into a leading global bio-health entrepreneurial and commercialization hub. BHI will identify and translate market relevant research into commercial success by connecting research assets to appropriate funding, management and markets.

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