INFO SESSION | Funding and services from NC Biotech Center, Duke CTSI, and Duke OLV

May 1, 2018 - 10:20am

Translational researchers and core facility directors are invited to learn about funding opportunities, research and commercialization resources, and to network.

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Nanaline H. Duke Building, Room 147

3:30 - 5:30 PM

RSVP Required:


3:30-4:30: Funding opportunities offered by NC Biotechnology Center (with Tracey du Laney and Susan Lankford)

4:30-4:45: Funding programs and project management services offered by CTSI Accelerator (Tarun Saxena)

4:45-5:00: Patenting and commercializing research with Duke OLV (Robin Rasor)

5:00-5:30: Networking with the speakers (Light refreshments available)

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Directions & Parking: The Nanaline H. Duke Building is located on the Duke University campus at 307 Research Dr, Durham, NC 27705, a short walk from the Duke Medicine Pavilion. Parking is available in the Research Drive Parking Garage.

About the Presenters:

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center offers a variety of grants and services that are intended to grow life sciences-related University research capacity, explore commercial applications of academic innovations, enable licensing of these innovations, and build highly interactive scientific communities. Tracey du Laney and Susan Lankford will provide information for the following North Carolina Biotechnology Center grants:

  • Biotechnology Innovation Grant (BIG): Funds studies that explore commercial opportunities for University life science inventions.
  • Technology Enhancement Grant (TEG): Funds projects designed to yield data that supports University licensing efforts.
  • Institutional Development Grant (IDG): Provides state-of-the-art, high-end technical instruments used to generate cutting-edge University innovations and translate them into novel, competitive products.

Tarun Saxena will present CTSI Accelerator’s funding opportunities and project management services, which help Duke investigators across the translational research spectrum take their projects from bench to bedside.

Robin Rasor will present an overview of provided services for licensing and new venture creation. OLV is a University service unit composed of specialists in research review, licensing, business development, and legal matters who are experienced in patenting and transferring technologies from the physical sciences, biological sciences, and information and computer sciences. OLV staff manages invention disclosures from all schools and colleges at Duke. Come learn about this office and how they can help you advance your next great idea!

This event is sponsored by Duke CTSI. Register here.