−A Celebration of Innovation Startup Showcase @ Hilton University of Florida Hotel and Conference Center12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The University of Florida ranks among the nation’s leaders at transferring world-class research to partners who turn these discoveries into commercial products that make the world a better place. If you are an investor, entrepreneur or other interested party who has the resources needed to partner with us, we hope you will join us at A Celebration of Innovation, UF’s eighth annual startup showcase, on March 13, 2014.
A Celebration of Innovation is a unique opportunity to see startup companies commercializing the latest life science, medical device, and cutting-edge technologies generated as a result of the more than $644 million in research conducted annually at UF. Those interested in licensing, commercializing, investing or otherwise becoming involved with getting new discoveries to the marketplace will want to mark their calendars to attend.
Watch the agenda for the latest information on panelists and presenting companies.+12:00 pmA Celebration of Innovation Startup Showcase @ Hilton University of Florida Hotel and Conference Center
−BioFlorida Latin American & Caribbean Life Sciences Conference @ Florida International University (FIU)12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The BioFlorida Latin America & Caribbean Life Sciences Conference will bring life sciences professionals together for a day and a half in March of 2014. The Conference will give attendees the opportunity to explore business collaborations and share best practices with the goal of providing a platform for cross-border research, development and commercialization. This Inaugural Event will include: an Exhibit Hall, 1-on-1 Partnering Forum, Opening Reception, Educational Sessions and Networking Opportunities.
For more information and to register, please visit, http://bioflorida.com/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=77+12:00 pmBioFlorida Latin American & Caribbean Life Sciences Conference @ Florida International University (FIU)
−Academic & Industry Intersection Conference @ Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center8:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), led by Emory University with partners Morehouse School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology, and Georgia Bio, the state’s life sciences industry association, organizes this conference annually to provide critical information on how academia and industry can work together to translate science into discovery and engage communities in clinical research efforts and outcomes. The Fifth Annual Academic & Industry Intersection Conference provides a collaborative environment for university investigators and industry executives using a program filled with subject matter experts describing current models and innovative trends shaping the future of translational science. The agenda includes stories of successful academic/industry partnerships and useful collaborative ideas and resources..
William A. Hawkins, III (“Bill”)
President & Chief Executive Officer, Immucor, Inc., a TPG portfolio company and worldwide leader of transfusion and transplantation diagnostic products.
Bill Hawkins was named President and CEO of Immucor in October 2011. Most recently, Bill was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic, Inc. He became Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic, Inc. in August 2007 and Chairman of the Board in August 2008. Mr. Hawkins was named President and Chief Operating Officer in May 2004 after joining Medtronic as Senior Vice President and President of Medtronic’s Vascular business in January 2002. Mr. Hawkins joined Medtronic from Novoste Corp., where he had been President and Chief Executive Officer since 1998. Earlier positions included Corporate Vice President and President of the Sherwood Davis and Geck organization of American Home Products; President of the Ethicon Endo-Surgery organization of Johnson & Johnson; President, Devices for Vascular Intervention and President U.S. Operations, for Guidant Corp.; and several increasingly responsible executive positions culminating in the presidency of the IVAC organization for Eli Lilly & Co. He began his medical technology career with Carolina Medical Electronics in 1977. Mr. Hawkins received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and biomedical engineering from Duke University in 1976 where he also conducted medical research in pathology. He received a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, in 1982. Mr. Hawkins is a member of the Duke University Board of Trustees, the Board of Visitors of the Engineering School of Duke University and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
For further information, and to register, please visit: https://m360.gabio.org/event.aspx?eventID=94201&instance=0+8:00 amAcademic & Industry Intersection Conference @ Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center
−Celebration of Biotechnology @ Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator8:00 am – 5:00 pm
The 11th Annual BioFlorida Celebration of Biotechnology, continues to celebrate and promote the ongoing achievements of Florida’s Northeast bioscience community. With more than 350 expected attendees, this event will showcase sponsors and vendors who provide a variety of services to the industry.
For further information, please visit: http://www.florida-institute.com/event/celebration-of-biotechnology+8:00 amCelebration of Biotechnology @ Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator
−Agricultural Biotechnology Entrepreneurial Showcase @ NC Biotechnology Center9:00 am – 5:00 pm
North Carolina is the global hub for ag biotech with tremendous commercial and research assets driving the development of new innovations in this sector. It’s the ideal location to convene entrepreneurs, investors, and technology scouts. NCBiotech is expanding the Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase 2014 to include pitch-presentations from crop biotech and animal health companies from across the Southeast.
On May 20, hear from selected investor-ready entrepreneurs as they showcase their companies, breakthrough technologies and investment opportunities. Panel sessions and a keynote speaker will inspire future ag biotech innovation and partnerships.
An anticipated 150 attendees from national investment firms, global ag biotech companies, university research, technology transfer offices and support organizations will have the opportunity to connect with one another for information sharing, networking and partnering to facilitate ag biotech growth.
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center is seeking sponsorships for this event. If you are interested in becoming an exhibiting sponsor ($3,000) or supporting sponsor ($1,500), please contact Amber Niebauer for more information.
Showcase 2013 Highlights
Learn more about last year’s Showcase including agenda, participant bios, sponsors, and a list of attendees.
- See more at: http://www.ncbiotech.org/AgBiotechShowcase+9:00 amAgricultural Biotechnology Entrepreneurial Showcase @ NC Biotechnology Center